Cindy Sheehan, Peace Defenders, to Cuba
A group of defenders of peace, including Cindy Sheehan, mother of a US soldier killed in Iraq, will arrive in Cuba on Saturday as part of a campaign to demand the immediate closing of Guantanamo Prison.
Sheehan will be accompanied by a former prisoner of that facility illegally located in Cuban territory, as well as attorneys and relatives of some detained together with whom she will call for new world actions against torture.
The delegation will protest the existence of the prison and will give a conference on the abuses committed there on the International Day for the closing of Guantanamo, January 11.
Asif Igbal, released without charges after years of abuse, and Zohra Zewawi, whose son was jailed, tortured and mutilated in Guantanamo will also be in Cuba.
The program of Sheehan and her fellows will last until January 13, and will include visits to the Martin Luther King Religious Center, the Latin American School of Medicine, the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples and other places of interest.
They will travel to the eastern province of Guantanamo to express their rejection of torture there and will participate in a press conference to be held in Havana.
According to the sources, they will condemn the Military Commissions Law and will demand fair trials or the release for all the prisoners.