Candelight vigil for Jamil

For anyone interested.

On Wednesday 10th January local MP Sarah Teather will hold a candlelit vigil for Jamil opposite Downing Street with the el-Banna family, their friends and supporters, and representatives from Amnesty International. Sarah is urging as many people as possible to attend this vigil.

Local Liberal Democrat MP for Brent East Sarah Teather said:

“Next week is about sending a strong message to Tony Blair and George Bush. The Guantánamo Bay detainment camp violates every internationally recognised legal principle, and each day that Jamil el-Banna spends in illegal imprisonment brings more pain for his family here in Brent.

“It is outrageous that the Labour Government will not lift a finger to help my constituent. I hope that as many people as possible will join me opposite Downing Street on Wednesday. Together we can show the Government that they cannot treat a member of our community in this deplorable manner.”

Notes:

Sarah Teather MP will be holding a candlelit vigil opposite Downing Street on Wednesday 10th January. Supporters are urged to arrive at 6pm for a 6:30pm start. The event is supported by Amnesty International and has the approval of the Metropolitan Police. Sarah Teather will provide candles and banners.

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