International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

On 12 December 1997, by resolution 52/149, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 26 June the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, with a view to the total eradication of torture and the effective functioning of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, (resolution 39/46), annex, which entered into force on 26 June 1987.

Please JOIN US TO ACT on behalf of the men who remain detained.

In Washington DC on June 26TH, will join allies at The White House for a 12PM vigil.  We will have orange jumpsuits and signs bearing the names of each of the 86 men who have been cleared for release, but are still being held.

There will be opportunities to participate in nonviolent resistance as well, led by solidarity hunger strikers Elliott Adams and Diane Wilson

We will provide housing for people coming from out of town at St. Stephens.  Please contact [email protected] if you need a place to stay, and if you are considering participating in nonviolent resistance on June 26TH.  We will meet at 9am the morning of June 26TH at St. Stephens to make final plans for the day’s scenario(s).

St. Stephen’s: 1525 Newton St NW
                                Corner of 16th and Newton Streets
                                Washington DC, 20010

Phone contact: (877) 810-1147
Join and share the event on facebook.

Folks are also invited to join in a panel discussion with Juan Mendez, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture:

Tuesday June 25th
Lutheran Church of the Reformation
212 East Capitol Street calls for 86 people to engage in nonviolent direct action in front of the White House on June 26, 2013.

Nationwide Solidarity Actions and Vigils will take place.  Contact [email protected] to RSVP.

Actions are also taking place in ChicagoLos AngelesNew York and London




GTMO has been open:

U.S. Hunger Strikers


Diane Wilson arrested after jumping White House fenceDiane Wilson, after 58 days on water-only (losing 48 lbs.) Diane suspended her hunger strike on June 27, 2013 after being released from detention following her arrest for scaling the fence of the White House seeking to Close Gitmo.

Elliott Adams arrested- White House 6-26-13

Elliott Adams - day 45, 300 cal/day, lost 34 lbs.

In addition to Elliott, there are 7 others in the U.S. on open-ended fasts in solidarity with the prisoners in Guantánamo and all prisoners who suffer U.S.-sponsored torture.

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