My Guantánamo Diary, Uncensored

By Mohamedou Ould Slahi, -

By Mohamedou Ould Slahi for ACLU - If I wanted to, I could put my pen down right now, close my office door behind me, and go for a long walk outside. Today in Nouakchott, Mauritania, it is [...]

I Am In Guantánamo Bay. US Gov Is Starving Me

By Khalid Qassim, -

By Khalid Qassim for The Guardian - I started hunger strike because I was so frustrated, so depressed – I have been locked up here so far from my family for 15 years. I have never been charged [...]

U.S. To Release Ahmed Al-Darbi, Less Significant Prisoners Have No Hope

By Andy Worthington, -

By Andy Worthington for Close Guantanamo - In the long and cruel history of Guantánamo, a major source of stress for the prisoners has been, from the beginning, the seemingly inexplicable release [...]

Remembering Guantánamo On Independence Day

By Andy Worthington, -

By Andy Worthington for Witness Against Torture - Today, as a British citizen, I’m acutely aware that, 241 years ago, the United States of America issued a Declaration of Independence from the [...]

Witness Against Torture Protests In DC

By Staff, -

By Staff for Witness Against Torture. Clad in orange jumpsuits and Shut Down Guantanamo t-shirts, activists with Witness Against Torture took over the Hart Senate Building with a message for [...]

Fast For Justice Day 1: Forgiveness Demands Accountability

By Staff, -

By Staff of Witness Against Torture - Mohamed Ould Slahi left Guantanamo on October 17, 2016 after fourteen years of imprisonment there. He was held without charge and tortured. Speaking of the [...]

‘Guantánamo Diary’ Author Released After 14 Years Without Charge

By Hina Shamsi, -

By Hina Shamsi for ACLU - After unlawfully imprisoning our client Mohamedou Ould Slahi at Guantánamo for 14 years without charge or trial, the U.S. government has finally released him. He is now [...]

Why Is Former Guantánamo Prisoner On Hunger Strike In Uruguay?

By Aisha Maniar, -

By Aisha Maniar for Truthout - Adapting to life after lengthy imprisonment and as a refugee in a strange land are challenges. Coupled with the trauma of years of torture and the stigma of [...]

Obama Transfers 15 Guantanamo Prisoners To The United Arab Emirates

By Jessica Schulberg, -

By Jessica Schulberg for The Huffington Post - WASHINGTON ― The Pentagon announced the transfer of 15 prisoners out of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on Monday evening, marking the largest [...]

Guantanamo Bay Routine Included Torture And Water Skiing

By Kit O'Connell, -

By Kit O'Connell for Mint Press News - AUSTIN, Texas — Water skiing in the morning, supervising the torture of a prisoner of the global war on terror in the afternoon — that’s just a typical day [...]

With My Brother In Guantánamo Bay, The Heart Of My Family Is Missing

By Yahdih Ould Salahi, -

By Yahdih Ould Salahi for The Guardian - I was 19 years old when my brother disappeared, and I was 20 when I discovered he was in Guantánamo. I’m 33 now, and a German citizen living in [...]

Libyans Freed From Guantánamo Given Homes In Senegal

By Andy Worthington, -

By Andy Worthington for Andy Worthington - On April 3, two Libyans — former opponents of Colonel Gaddafi, who was overthrown in 2011 — were freed from Guantánamo and resettled in Senegal, whose [...]

Close, Don’t Move Guantanamo

By Matthew W. Daloisio, -

By Matthew W. Daloisio for Witness Against Torture, President Obama’s plan to close the prison at Guantanamo is finally here. But it’s as useless as the Executive Order he signed almost eight [...]

Obama’s Plan To Close Guantanamo Too Little, Too Late

By Sharmini Peries, -

By Sharmini Peries for The Real News - It's the Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries coming to you from Baltimore. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama sent a new proposal to Congress that was [...]

French Judge Summons Former Guantanamo Chief In Torture Probe

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By Staff of FRANCE 24 - A French judge has summoned retired US General Geoffrey Miller, the former Guantanamo Bay prison chief, to appear in court on March 1 over allegations of torture, a lawyer [...]