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 Demonstrators Around the World Demand an End to Detentions and Tortures a US Naval Base in Guantanamo
Protesters dressed in orange jump suits like those used of the prisoners on Friday in London and other cities around the world, calling for the closure of the US concentration camp at the illegally occupied US Naval Base in Guantanamo, Cuba.

Some 70 people were reportedly arrested on Friday in front of the US Supreme Court. Protesters were chanting, "shut it down" and others kneeled on the plaza in front of the court.

There were also protests in Paraguay, Switzerland, Ireland, Philippines and Bahrein among other nations.

Meanwhile, a federal appeals court in Washington annulled a law suit against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and others guilty of torture which were presented by British citizens Rhuhel Ahmed, Shafiq Rasul, Asif Iqbal and Jamal Al-Harith, former prisoners released in 2004.

And in related news, the US army has reportedly withdrawn a guilty declaration issued by Steven Jordan, the only official processed by the torture scandal against Iraqi prisoners in the Abu Ghraib prison.

"It is clear that the abuses against Iraqi and Afghan prisoners were a result of authorized policies by high ranking military and civilian officials", said the National Security Project of the US Civil Liberty Union.

The statement added that "the abuses have been systematic and generalized, but not the responsibility."


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