Life after Guantanamo

It’s Omar Khadr’s 27th Birthday: He’s Free from Guantánamo, but Still Unjustly Imprisoned in Canada

19.9.13

Today is the 27th birthday of Omar Khadr, the Canadian citizen who has been imprisoned since he was 15 years old — in Guantánamo for ten years, and, since the end of September last year, in Canada. Khadr’s return to Canada followed a monstrous travesty of justice in the US. Under the terms of a […]

Algeria’s Ongoing Persecution of Former Guantánamo Prisoner Abdul Aziz Naji

18.9.13

Three weeks ago, two Algerian prisoners were released from Guantánamo, who were the first prisoners to be released without a court order or a plea deal since September 2010, when Congress raised obstacles that President Obama refused to challenge or overcome until this year, when a prison-wide hunger strike, and widespread criticism of his inaction, […]

Ahmed Zuhair, Long-Term Former Hunger Striker at Guantánamo, Speaks

15.9.13

Last week I published an article, “Meet the Guantánamo Prisoner Who Wants to be Prosecuted Rather than Rot in Legal Limbo,” about Sufyian Barhoumi, an Algerian prisoner, following up on an article written by Jess Bravin for the Wall Street Journal and published in July. As I explained at the time, “Throughout the spring and […]

Video: Al-Jazeera’s Powerful and Important Documentary, “Life After Guantánamo”

6.9.13

After seven and a half years of researching and writing about the prisoners held in the “war on terror” prison at Guantánamo Bay, it’s always refreshing to hear from former prisoners — and, in many cases, to see their faces and hear their voices for the very first time. The highlights of “Life After Guantánamo,” […]

EXCLUSIVE: Former Guantánamo Prisoner Shamil Khaziev Detained in Holland

17.6.13

In news that has reached me exclusively via John Walls, an attorney at law in the town of Prinsenbeek, in the Netherlands, it transpires that a former Guantánamo prisoner, Shamil Khaziev, a Russian citizen, is imprisoned in Amsterdam, as the Dutch authorities try to strip him of his right to remain in the Netherlands. This […]

A Message from Omar Deghayes on the 11th Anniversary of the Opening of Guantánamo

11.1.13

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 the 11th anniversary of […]

Canada’s Shameful and Unending Disdain for Omar Khadr

5.1.13

Three months ago, Omar Khadr, the Canadian citizen seized as a child and held and abused by the US government in Guantánamo for ten years, was returned to Canada, where he now languishes in a maximum-security prison. Technically, the Canadian government is entitled to imprison him for another five years and ten months, according to […]

A Powerful Interview with Former Guantánamo Prisoner Lakhdar Boumediene

2.6.12

Last Saturday, the New York Times published an article based on an interview with former Guantánamo prisoner Lakhdar Boumediene, an Algerian whose case, Boumediene v. Bush, was regarded at the time as one of the most significant legal victories in the whole of the Bush administration’s “war on terror,” reversing Congressional attempts to strip the […]

Six Years in Hell: Former Prisoner Omar Deghayes Recalls Bagram and Guantánamo

3.5.12

Former Guantánamo prisoner Omar Deghayes (seized in Pakistan in May 2002 and released to the UK in December 2007) is a friend and colleague of mine, who featured in the documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo,” which I co-directed with filmmaker Polly Nash, and he traveled around the country with me two years ago, […]

Guantánamo and Recidivism: New Report Debunks Government’s Inflated Claims

12.4.12

On Monday, the Center for Policy and Research at Seton Hall University School of Law in New Jersey released a new report, “National Security Deserves Better: ‘Odd’ Recidivism Numbers Undermine the Guantánamo Policy Debate” (PDF), which analyzes the fundamental problems with the claims made by the Pentagon and the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) regarding […]

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