DENVER, Aug 24, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Human Rights Organization Will Tour Cell Across the Nation Urging the Bush Administration to Close Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Today, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) brought its national tour of a life-size Guantanamo prison cell replica to Denver, Colorado. This tour is designed to increase public awareness and mount pressure on the Bush administration and Congress to close down the U.S.-controlled detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
AIUSA members and other activists visited the City of Cuernavaca Park, at the intersection of 20th and Little Raven Streets in downtown Denver, to experience the cell replica and show their support for the immediate closure of this prison facility. Previous tour stops include Miami, Philadelphia, Portland (Maine) and Washington, D.C. After Denver, the cell replica will also visit St. Paul (MN) and Los Angeles.
"In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the detainees' right to challenge their detention in court, and as Congress scrutinizes the authorization of harsh interrogation techniques, activists are joining the mounting chorus to urge the Bush administration to shut down Guantanamo," said Amnesty International USA's executive director Larry Cox. "It is time to counter terror with justice -- on American soil and abroad."