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Guantanamo Diary Detainee’s Brother to Discuss Case, Petition for Release


This event is presented by PEN America, Change.org, and the ACLU.

On Tuesday, May 24, at 7:00 PM, Yahdih Slahi — the brother of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Guantanamo detainee and author of Guantanamo Diary — will be joined in NYC by Molly Crabapple, artist and activist; Spencer Ackerman, national security editor of Guardian US; Larry Siems, editor of Guantanamo Diary; and Hina Shamsi, one of Mohamedou Slahi’s attorneys and director of the ACLU’s National Security Project, who will connect the experience of Mohamedou and his family to a larger conversation about the injustices at Guantanamo Bay and current prospects for closure.

Yahdih Slahi will speak candidly about the toll that Mohamedou’s 14-year confinement without charge has had on their family, the petition that he authored to bring his brother back home–supported by the ACLU and over 34,500 Change.org supporters–and his hopes for the future.

On June 2, Mohamedou is scheduled to finally receive his first Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing, with the potential of being cleared for release and reunited with his family. We hope you will join this important conversation with Mohamedou’s family and others about the effort to free him and close Guantanamo, an institution that has caused global outrage for its inhumane treatment of prisoners and perpetuation of indefinite detention without charge or trial.

Where: Change.org HQ; 118 W. 22nd St, Floor 12, New York , New York 10011

Check out PEN’s Janurary 26th public reading and conversation of the Guantanamo Diaries here.

If you live in Washington DC and would like to attend this event, you can find more information here.

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