Even George Bush has admitted that he wants to close our illegal prison in Guantanamo Bay. But he’s made no move to do so. But, incoming President Barack Obama has said he will close this prison camp. He needs to hear that Americans are sick of maintaining this illegal prison and our network of illegal detention and torture.
Support Amnesty’s call for President Obama to take action to end torture in his first 100 days. From their site:
In the first 100 days, Amnesty International is calling on the new administration to:
- announce a plan and date to close Guantanamo;
- issue an executive order to ban torture and other ill-treatment, as defined under international law;
- ensure that an independent commission to investigate abuses committed by the U.S. government in its “war on terror” is set up.
This is part of their “Checklist for the next US President” that they published on November 5th. Sign on, let President Obama know that you want him to act swiftly to close this illegal prison and end our policy of torture and mistreatment.