Chris Hedges and Andy Worthington: Over 17 Years of Detention and Torture at Guantanamo Bay Prison

Guantanamo Bay protest

Image by Victoria Pickering via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

with Chris Hedges and Andy Worthington

RT America on Mar 23, 2019

The most notorious U.S. detention site in the world, Guantanamo Bay, still holds 40 prisoners. Most of the 800 men shipped to Guantanamo Bay since it was opened under George W. Bush in 2002 were sold to U.S. forces for bounty by Pakistani and Afghan officials, militia and warlords. They were stripped of their legal rights, held for years without being charged or given a fair and open trial. Not only is the detention center a recruiting dream for radical jihadists, it costs American taxpayers $0.5 billion a year, roughly $11 million dollars for each detainee.

Joining Chris Hedges in the studio is the British journalist Andy Worthington, who has covered these imprisoned men in Guantanamo since 2006.

From the archives:

Guantánamo, Torture and the Trump Agenda + The Hideous Pointlessness of Donald Trump’s Executive Order Keeping Guantánamo Open by Andy Worthington

GTMO 2016 + Guantánamo Diary: Torture and Detention Without Charge

Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald: The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program

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

Close Guantánamo: We Still Have Three Urgent Demands for President Obama by Andy Worthington

Andy Worthington and David Remes: GITMO – The Rule of Law and the NDAA

2 thoughts on “Chris Hedges and Andy Worthington: Over 17 Years of Detention and Torture at Guantanamo Bay Prison

  1. Thanks Lo, shared this. One day the International Criminal Court will be at liberty to operate unhampered, as a real court with unrestricted powers….and US citizens/personnel will no longer be exempt from prosecution.

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