Video: Omar Deghayes Discusses British Complicity in Torture in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Guantánamo


Outside the Law: Stories from GuantanamoI’ve just returned from a week-long tour of Scotland, showing the new documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” (directed by filmmaker Polly Nash and myself), with former prisoner Omar Deghayes. I’ll be writing up a report soon, describing how Omar and I had a wonderful time traveling together, how the film was extremely well received at the Universities of Dundee and Aberdeen, and in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and how we were looked after everywhere we went.

In the meantime, however, I wanted to pay a small tribute to Omar’s humanity, and his understanding of the crimes committed in the “War on Terror,” by posting below two videos, put together by Spectacle Productions from the interview with Omar that is at the heart of “Outside the Law,” explaining how British agents visited him and interrogated him while he was held incommunicado, and in disgraceful conditions, in Pakistani custody, and in US custody at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan and at Guantánamo.

Further information about “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” can be found here, and details of the ongoing UK tour featuring Omar and myself, and, occasionally, other speakers, can be found 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 I can also be found on Facebook and Twitter). Also see my definitive Guantánamo prisoner list, updated in January 2010, details about the new documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” (co-directed by Polly Nash and Andy Worthington, and launched in October 2009), and, if you appreciate my work, feel free to make a donation.

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