07. Reprieve readings hosted by Clive Stafford Smith

with Roy McFarlane, Jane Commane, Jacqueline Saphra, Casey Bailey, Ruth Stacey, Vidyan Ravinthiran and David Morley

In a unique collaboration, Ledbury Poetry Festival and Reprieve commissioned seven poets to write a poem inspired by Guantánamo Bay. Reprieve founder and respected human rights lawyer, Clive Stafford Smith OBE introduces this event and gives a personal insight into the work of this courageous and dedicated charity. Then these diverse and brilliant poets read their commissioned poems for the first time.

Reprieve is an organisation that uncovers and exposes extreme human rights abuses committed by the powerful against the powerless, working to create a public and political climate where such abuses are condemned, where perpetrators are held to account, and where pressure exists to deter future abuses.

Guantánamo has fallen off many people’s radar – that is why it’s so important to continue calling for the men left there to have meaningful access to justice.



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