Religious Leaders Join ACLU and Others to Urge Fair Trial of Guantanamo Bay Prisoners

March 1, 2004

Source: Guantanamo Human Rights Commission

On March 1, 2004 the Guantanamo Human Rights Commission issued a press release that reported, "On March 6, the London-based Guantanamo Human Rights Commission, founded by Corin and Vanessa Redgrave, is taking a delegation from Europe to the United States to put pressure on President George Bush, the U.S. Government and American lawmakers to treat the Guantanamo Bay prisoners according to the standards of American and International law. The delegation, led by Corin and Vanessa Redgrave, will comprise European families of Guantanamo Bay prisoners (including some of those whose relatives were announced to be released by Jack Straw on 19th February), their lawyers, religious leaders from the Muslim, Jewish and Anglican faiths, renowned actors, musicians and authors. Relatives of the Guantanamo families joining the delegation are from the UK, France, Germany and Sweden. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and National Council of Churches USA (NCC) will be hosting the Guantanamo Human Rights Commission during the trip in the U.S. and organizing a series of events in Washington, D.C., and New York City."