Guantanamo

Charges Against Moazzam Begg Dropped; Why Was He Ever Held in the First Place?

1.10.14

This morning, at the Old Bailey, the Crown Prosecution Service dropped all charges against Moazzam Begg, the former Guantánamo prisoner, who had been arrested in February on the basis of an alleged involvement in terrorism relating to visits he had made to Syria in 2012. As I explained in an article at the time, “The […]

Life Sentence for Sulaiman Abu Ghaith Discredits Guantánamo’s Military Commissions

27.9.14

On Tuesday, in a courtroom in New York City, a long-running chapter in the “war on terror” came to an end, when Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, a Kuwaiti-born cleric who appeared in media broadcasts as a spokesman for Al-Qaeda the day after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, received a life sentence based on […]

On Guantánamo, No News is Bad News

24.9.14

I wrote the following article for the “Close Guantánamo” website, which I established in January 2012 with US attorney Tom Wilner. Please join us — just an email address is required to be counted amongst those opposed to the ongoing existence of Guantánamo, and to receive updates of our activities by email. On Guantánamo, the […]

Final Appeal for Donations to Support My Work on Guantánamo: $1900 Still Needed

19.9.14

Please support my work! UPDATE September 23: My fundraising week is over, but I’m still hoping to raise $1650 of my $2500 target. If you can help out at all, it will be very much appreciated. Dear friends and supporters, Normal service will resume next week, but in the meantime I’m still focusing on securing […]

Quarterly Fundraiser Day 3: Still Seeking $2200 to Support My Guantánamo Work

17.9.14

Please support my work! UPDATE September 23: My fundraising week is over, but I’m still hoping to raise $1650 of my $2500 target. If you can help out at all, it will be very much appreciated. Dear friends and supporters, Every three months, I ask you, if you can, to donate to support my research, […]

Shameful: US Judge Increases Prison Sentence of Tortured US Enemy Combatant Jose Padilla

16.9.14

Of the tens of thousands of victims of the Bush administration’s novel approach to detention in the “war on terror” — which involved shredding the Geneva Conventions, the use of torture and indefinite detention without charge or trial, and, in some cases, extraordinary rendition –  few of the victims were American citizens, but three particular […]

Quarterly Fundraiser: Can You Help Me Raise $2500 to Support My Guantánamo Work?

15.9.14

Please support my work! UPDATE September 23: My fundraising week is over, but I’m still hoping to raise $1650 of my $2500 target. If you can help out at all, it will be very much appreciated. Dear friends and supporters, It’s that time of year when I ask you, if you support my work on […]

The Despair of Guantánamo’s Most Prominent Hunger Striker

14.9.14

Guantánamo’s most prominent hunger striker is Abu Wa’el Dhiab, a 43-year old Syrian prisoner, married with four children and long cleared for release, who is in a wheelchair as a result of his treatment in US custody, and has been on a hunger strike since last spring. Others have been on a hunger strike for […]

Calling for the Closure of Guantánamo on the 13th Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks

12.9.14

I wrote the following article, under the heading, “On the 13th Anniversary of 9/11, It’s Time for Guantánamo to Close,” for the “Close Guantánamo” website, which I established in January 2012 with US attorney Tom Wilner. Please join us — just an email address is required to be counted amongst those opposed to the ongoing existence […]

Video: Andy Worthington Discusses the Need to Close Guantánamo on CCTV America with David Remes and J.D. Gordon

10.9.14

Yesterday, I was delighted to be asked to take part in CCTV America’s half-hour show, “The Heat,” to debate the question, “Will Obama shut down the Guantánamo Bay detention center?” The video of the show is available below in two parts on YouTube, and it can also be found on the CCTV America website. CCTV […]

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