Guantánamo Guard and Ex-Prisoners Meet (via the BBC)

by Andy Worthington
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
14 January 2010

On Monday and Tuesday evenings, the BBC’s Newsnight ran an extraordinary two-part feature on Guantánamo, bringing former guard Brandon Neely over from the United States to meet — and apologize to — former prisoners Shafiq Rasul and Ruhal Ahmed, two of “The Tipton Three,” from the West Midlands, who were freed in March 2004 and whose story was later featured in “The Road to Guantánamo,” a powerful film about their experiences.

Brandon Neely served at Guantánamo in the first six months of the prison’s existence, between January and June 2002. He was then deployed to Iraq, but when the Army attempted to recall him from his Inactive Ready Reserve (IRR) status to active duty in May 2007, he ignored every letter and email, until the Army gave up, granting him an honorable discharge in June 2008.

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Brandon Neely, Gitmo Guard: I Felt Ashamed Of What I Did

Dandelion Salad

February 18, 2009

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow introduces Brandon Neely, a former soldier in the US Army who served as a guard at Guantanamo Bay. He gives Rachel an account of some of the brutal happenings at the soon-to-be-closed terrorist detainment camp.

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Testimony of Spc. Brandon Neely — The Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas (CSHRA)

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