Seven individuals from Witness Against Torture, a group protesting the denial of rights to prisoners at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, were served papers by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) last week. The group of twenty-four U.S. Christians marched over 60 miles to the Naval Base in an attempt to practice the Christian act of prisoner visitation. The group camped and fasted for four days at the gate of the militarized zone while awaiting access to the base. [..]
As the U.S. prohibits travel to Cuba, Witness Against Torture members risk a maxiumum of 10 years in prison or a $250,00 fine for their actions to bring attention to U.S. practices in Guantánamo.
On the Blagblagblag
In Amsterdam yesterday there was a manifestation against censorship and the rising number of political prisoners in the Cuba outside Guantánamo. The manifestation remembered 75 writers, journalists and unionists, imprisoned 3 years ago. Amnesty International in the meantime mentions torture in Cuban prisons.
Ahh, well, it's all just Rice'nBeans!