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International Day of Support for Victims of Torture Protest of Professor John Yo
Date Friday June 25
Time 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details
Meet at Berkeley BART and march to UC Berkeley Law School.
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorAndrea
NO TO TORTURE AND OCCUPATION, YES TO INTERNATIONAL LAW!

In Honor of United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of
Torture:

PROTEST UC BERKELEY LAW PROFESSOR JOHN YOO
Friday, June 25, 5 PM
Meet at Berkeley BART station, march to Boalt Hall School of Law

We've all seen the offensive photos of torture and abuse at Abu Ghraib
prison in Iraq and have heard that conditions at the Guantanamo Bay
detention camps may be even worse. But did you know that the principal legal
architect of Bush administration argument that detainees are not protected
by international law lives in our very own backyard?

UC Berkeley Law Professor John Yoo, while working for the Justice
Department's Office of Legal Counsel, authored an infamous January 2002 memo
in which he argued that terrorism suspects are not covered by the War Crimes
Act or the Geneva Conventions. Yoo's arguments provide legal cover for the
use of torture against detainees, and conclude that U.S. soldiers can't be
tried for war crimes. Yoo was also central to authoring the USA PATRIOT Act!

On the eve of the UN's International Day in Support of Victims of Torture,
let's tell John Yoo and the world what we think about torture - in
Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, Iraq and everywhere! We'll march from the
Berkeley BART station to the Boalt Hall School of Law.  Then, those who like
will march to the Landmark California Theater to hand out flyers at the
Fahrenheit 911 opening.  Bring enlarged photos of the Abu Ghraib torture
incident or dress as one of the torture victims.

Sponsored by Amnesty International, CODEPINK, Ella Baker Center for Human
Rights, Global Exchange, Middle East Children?s Alliance, National Lawyers
Guild, Not In Our Name Bay Area, United for Peace and Justice Bay Area, and
others.

For more information, call 415-575-5552 or email andrea@globalexchange.org.
Added to the calendar on Friday Jun 18th, 2004 3:53 PM
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