The Guantánamo Files: Andy Worthington interviewed on the INN World Report

3.1.08

The Guantanamo FilesOn December 20, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Lenny Charles for the International News Network’s World Report. The viewer-funded INN constantly attempts to address the omissions of the mainstream media, and describes itself, through its TV and radio programming, as “Real News The Networks Won’t Tell You.”

In the interview, Lenny discussed my book The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison, and asked me about recent events at Guantánamo: the release of two Sudanese humanitarian aid workers, Adel Hamad and Salim Adem, the release of three British residents and the Spanish government’s extradition request for two of the men, Jamil El-Banna and Omar Deghayes, the story of the CIA’s destruction of videotapes recording the torture of two “high-value” detainees in CIA-run “black sites,” and the cases of Binyam Mohamed, a British resident still detained in Guantánamo, and Jose Padilla, a US “enemy combatant” who was held without charge or trial for three and a half years in solitary confinement on the US mainland. The cases of both of these men –- and their supposed connection with a “dirty bomb” plot in a US city –- are drenched in torture, and are also tied in with the interrogation of alleged al-Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah, who was one of the two “high-value” detainees whose recorded interrogations were destroyed by the CIA.

The full program, featuring world news followed by the interview, is available here.

Andy Worthington is the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press, distributed by Macmillan in the US, and available from Amazon — click on the following for the US and the UK). To receive new articles in your inbox, please subscribe to my RSS feed, and see here for my definitive Guantánamo prisoner list, published in March 2009.

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Investigative journalist, author, campaigner, commentator and public speaker. Recognized as an authority on Guantánamo and the “war on terror.” Co-founder, Close Guantánamo, co-director, We Stand With Shaker. Also, singer and songwriter (The Four Fathers) and photographer (The State of London).
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