Guantánamo comes to Denver

Amnesty international will bring a life-size re-creation of a maximum security Guantánamo Bay detention cell to Denver during the Democratic National Convention to call attention to “the harsh realities of illegal detention and prolonged isolation.” The cell is outfitted with a video camera to record visitors’ messages on the experience.

The replica will be on display Aug. 24-26 at Cuernavaca Park, 20th Street and Little Raven. Hours for the exhibit are 5-8 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. It will then travel to the Denver Coliseum on Wed., Aug. 27 from 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. prior to the Rage Against the Machine rap metal show.

Like most things in Denver during the DNC it may be crowded. RSVP to Amnesty International to schedule a detention time.

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