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End detention without trial

SACC calls for everyone detained without trial to either be released immediately, or else charged with offences under ordinary international or criminal law and tried in a fair and open way at the International Court of Justice or in properly constituted domestic civilian courts.

SACC notes that the conditions under which prisoners have been held at Guantanamo Bay constitute a grave breach of their human rights and seriously prejudice their prospects of a fair trial. SACC believes that this should be taken into account in any court hearing.

SACC calls upon the British government to cease its practice of detention without trial under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 and to shoulder its responsibility for the welfare of its own citizens by providing full support for those held by the USA at Guantanamo Bay.