These few weeks haven’t been easy for us as it pains me to see him in the cell screaming for his rights. http://www.channel5.com/shows/5-news/features-archived/british-guantanamo-bay-resident-speaks-out-for-the-first-time
All I say is what Clive and Shaker say:
(Clive Stafford Smith: “What I have said and what Shaker has said for years is that if you have got an allegations against him, put up or shut up.”)
Alhamdulillah, We recieved a message from Shaker through Clive for us and for everyone else. May Allah bring Khayr and thank you all.
By the way we did not recieve any postcards from Shaker. We haven’t recieved anything from him in ages.
(By: Umm Johina Aamer)
My special thanks and gratitude to Jane Ellison, Joy Hurcombe, Mr Sadiq Khan MP, and Cortney and Cori – all of whom stand up for rights and for justice. Please make sure you send a message and tweet to all of them that I am very very thankful. I am overwhelmed by their love, care, prayers, and help. I know for a fact that my debt to them is greater than I can ever pay back. No matter what I do, I pray for their guidance and happiness in this life and in the hereafter.
Sorry if I did not mention everyone by name and that I cannot thank them in person. However, even if I do not know all of my supporters, it is not really important because God knows all of you and He will not forget your good deeds.
For Immediate Release – October 17, 2013
Contacts: Jeremy Varon, 732-979-3119, email@example.com
Andrés Thomas Conteris, 202-232-1999, firstname.lastname@example.org
US Activist to Undergo “Forced-Feeding” Outside Federal
Court in Solidarity with Guantánamo Prisoners
Nasal Tube Feeding to Follow Hearing on Human
Rights Violations at Guantanamo
WHEN: Friday, October 18, 11 am
WHERE: US District Court – 333 Constitution Ave NW, Wash., D.C
WHAT: Nasal Tube Feeding of Solidarity Hunger Striker
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Anti-torture activists will hold a nasal-tube feeding of a long term-faster to dramatize the abusive force-feeding of hunger strikers at Guantánamo and to protest indefinite detention at the prison. The feeding will take place at 11 am, following consideration by a federal appeals court of a lawsuit arguing that force-feeding at Guantánamo is a violation of human rights and religious liberties.
Andrés Thomas Conteris — on day 103 of a water-only fast — will undergo the nasal tube feeding. “Forced-feeding is torture,” says Conteris, who has lost 57 pounds. “I wish to make visible what the U.S. government is perpetrating against prisoners in Guantánamo and to remind the world that indefinite detention continues.” Conteris, age 52, has held nasogastric feedings at the White House, in Oakland,California, and at US embassies in Uruguay and Argentina. “The nasal tube feeding feels like endless agony,” says Conteris. “It feels like I’m drowning.” Beginning last February, more than 100 men at Guantánamo engaged in a hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention. To try to break the protest, the US military subjected dozens of the hunger strikers to nasogastric force-feeding. “The case before the appeals court goes to the heart of the evil of Guantánamo,” says Witness Against Torture organizer Jeremy Varon, “as it argues that the purpose of force-feeding is to sustain an illegal and immoral policy of indefinite detention.” Sixteen men remain on hunger strike at Guantánamo, all force-fed. Senators Dianne Feinstein and John McCain, the American Medical Association, and the United Nations have all denounced force-feeding. Prompted by the hunger strike at Guantánamo, President Obama on May 23, 2013 renewed his pledge to close the prison. Since that time, only two prisoners have been freed.
Witness Against Torture – witnesstorture.org
I have fasted twice so far - nothing compared to the suffering of the men at Guantanamo. We desparetly need to bring justice for the men at GTMO. Please know that your work is So Appreciated. We Support You.
Indefinite Detention and Force-Feeding Are Torture!
Pack the Court to Demand Justice for Guantánamo Detainees
US Activist to Undergo “Forced-Feeding” in
Solidarity with Guantánamo Prisoners
Friday, October 18 at US District Court
333 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, . D.C
Enter court at 9 am; Nasal tube feeding and vigil at 11 am
Beginning last February, more than 100 men at Guantánamo engaged in a hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention. To try to break the protest, the US military subjected dozens of the hunger strikers to the cruel and degrading practice of nasogastric force-feeding.
On October 18, the Federal Court of Appeals in Washington, DC will hear a case, first ruled on in July, seeking an injunction against force-feeding at Guantánamo on the grounds that it violates human rights and the right of religious worship. The case goes to the heart of the evil of the prison, as it argues that the purpose of force-feeding is to sustain an illegal and immoral policy of indefinite detention.
Anti-torture groups are asking that we pack the courtroom to show our support for the attorneys arguing the case and their clients at Guantanamo.
We will gather at 9 am to enter court.
Andrés Thomas Conteris — on day 103 of a water-only fast — will undergo a nasal tube feeding in solidarity with the men at Guantánamo and to dramatize the cruelty of force-feeding. Conteris, who has lost 57 pounds, has undergone nasogastric feedings at the White House, in Oakland, California, and at US embassies in Uruguay and Argentina. Conteris, age 52, began his fast at the height of the Guantánamo hunger strike July 8, when thousands of US prisoners began hunger striking to protest the use of extended solitary confinement at Pelican Bay and other prisons.
The nasal tube feeding will begin at 11 am, directly after the hearing of the Guantanamo case.
Seventeen men remain on hunger strike at Guantánamo, with sixteen force-fed. Senators Dianne Feinstein and John McCain, the American Medical Association, and the United Nations have all denounced force-feeding.
Prompted by the hunger strike and the global outcry against Guantánamo, President Obama on May 23, 2013 renewed his pledge to close the prison. Since that time, only two prisoners, both among the 86 long cleared for release by the US government, have been freed.
Witness Against Torture
(For Shaker Aamer)
Everyone deserves the freedom to be happy on this earth,
But no one knows the greatness of how much it is worth.
My world is full of justice my soul is free and blessed,
No words can illustrate the pain of the oppressed.
But I want you to smile for every small and simple thing,
For we don’t know the wisdom of what tomorrow may bring.
Your love brings me joy; the darkness gives me light,
I see you in my thoughts your smile is so bright.
I close my ears and hear you, I feel your eternal presence,
The fresh air I breathe in delights me with your fragrance.
The dreams my heart has shown me of peace and harmony,
And countless answered prayers from Allah’s bounty.
Umm Johina Aamer (Shaker Aamer’s wife)
"I miss every little thing I used to share with you and the kids. Now everything has a meaning, even ‘SALT’ has a big meaning to me. You never know how much things mean, until you lose them."
Guantanamo Bay Prison
My husband Shaker Aamer and others in Guantanamo have been on hunger strike since February this year. We can eat, live and enjoy life together but please don’t forget the brothers in Guantanamo who are on hunger strike because all they want is to be heard.
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