Solidarity Campaign with Strikers in US Prison Activates

Washington, May 18 (Prensa Latina) The group of computer specialists known as Anonymous confirmed today a three-day international solidarity campaign with inmates on hunger strike in the U.S. prison of Guantanamo. Anonymous, the Code Pink Forum and other political groups in the United States and the United Kingdom explained the mobilization marks the 100 days of protests of the inmates, imprisoned by Washington without trials and the right criminal process.

The campaign aims at drawing the worldâ�Ös attention to the human rights violations committed by delegates of the Pentagon in the prison, illegally located in Cuba.

Solidarity organizations call on activists from the world to send letters and emails to the White House, the Department of Defense, the leadership of the South Command of U.S. Armed Forces and the federal Congress.

The prison, considered by experts as the worldâ�Ös most expensive, was opened in Cuba in a territory occupied for over a century, to imprison any person suspected of being a terrorist.

The Pentagon allocates at least 177 million USD every year to operate the detention center and the martial judicial system within the naval base and recently allocated 50 million to modernize military camps, build a dining hall and more dorms.

After the radicalization of a hunger strike of at least 130 of the 166 inmates, President Barack Obama took up again in April his unfulfilled promise of trying to close the prison.

SC/lch/jvj Modificado el ( sábado, 18 de mayo de 2013 )

Source: http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1425571&Itemid=1

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