Thursday, June 07, 2007

Guantanamo Briefing

The following announcement, from Congresswoman Gifford’s office, was e-mailed to me by a friend at the ACLU. I pass it on as something worth attending.

June 6, 2007

Dear Friend:

I would like to invite you to attend a special briefing by Joshua Colangelo-Bryan, an attorney with the New York firm, Dorsey & Whitney, on the history and treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo. The briefing will be held on Sunday, June 17 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM at St. Marks Presbyterian Church, 3809 E. 3rd Street, Tucson.

This is a good opportunity to learn more about the constitutional issues that have been raised by the situation at Guantanamo.

Mr. Colangelo-Bryan, has visited the detention center in Cuba 11 times, and provides pro-bono representation for Bahraini nationals currently detained there. His work in this area has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post and on NPR. Among the questions he will address are the following:

o Can habeas corpus rights for the prisoners be waived indefinitely?

o Are we in violation of Geneva Convention Accords in the name of Homeland Security?

o Is the treatment and interrogation of these Guantanamo detainees legal and acceptable?

I regret that I will not be able to attend the meeting because I will not be in Tucson that day. I am pleased to have my office host Mr. Colangelo-Bryan for this important discussion. Please RSVP to Tracy in my District Office at 881-3588 or to

Sincerely yours,
Gabrielle Giffords
Member of Congress

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