GTMO 2016 + Guantánamo Diary: Torture and Detention Without Charge

2014 DC Rally To Close Guantanamo 2

Image by Stephen Melkisethian via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Andy Worthington

RT America on Jun 10, 2016

President Obama promised during his campaign that he would close the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. Now, the United States is well into the process of electing its next president and the future of the prison remains uncertain. Only 80 detainees remain, but the conditions they currently face and their future are just as unclear. RT America’s Simone Del Rosario went to Guantanamo Bay to investigate how and if the prison will be soon shut down, and to see what conditions those detainees are living in.


Guantánamo Diary: torture and detention without charge

The Guardian on Jan 20, 2015

Our exclusive animated documentary about Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s memoir, Guantánamo Diary, and its extraordinary eight-year journey from inside the US detention facility to worldwide publication. Mohamedou’s brother, attorney and book editor shed light on how the book was written and declassified, with extracts read by Dominic West.

see also:

Ten Years Ago, I Saw The Real Guantanamo And It Changed My Life by Joseph Hickman

Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Torture Victim and Best-Selling Author, Seeks Release from Guantánamo by Andy Worthington

from the archives:

RIP Michael Ratner–On the Side of Right and Justice by Anthony Arnove + Julian Assange: Michael Ratner was a “Campaigner for Justice” from Guatemala to Palestine

Shaker Aamer Released from Guantanamo Bay Prison

David Remes: Why the Senate Torture Report Doesn’t Matter + Redacted: What does the CIA #torturereport leave out?

Pres. Barack Obama Signs H.R. 3304, #NDAA for 2014 + Ratner: Gitmo: 12 Years of US War Crimes

Watch the Shocking New Animated Film About the Guantánamo Hunger Strike by Andy Worthington

A Warning from Guantánamo – Four Prisoners Are Close to Death, and the Authorities Don’t Care by Andy Worthington