Jan 10 2013

Reflections on the 11th Anniversary of Guantanamo

Friday January 11, 2013 marks the eleventh anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center. The notorious facility received its first 20 prisoners on January 11, 2002. In the years since, shocking revelations of prisoner abuse, prisoner suicide and repeated desecrations of the Koran have dogged both the Bush and Obama administrations.

Hector Aristizabal, Los Angeles based activist and a member of the Program for Torture Victims, also a torture survivor himself. On Thursday January 10th 2013, Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar spoke with Hector in studio about Guantanamo and about a Los Angeles event taking place on January 11th calling for the closure of the facility.

Watch a video of the interview here:


Close Guantánamo Now!
January 11, 2013 – 10 11 Years Too Long
Friday, January 11, 2013

10 AM: Silent Vigil and Tableau
10:45 AM: Rally/Press Conference
Downtown LA Federal Building (Temple and Los Angeles Streets)

Bipasha Shom recorded this interview.

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