Mohamedou Ould Slahi

UN Secret Detention Report (Part Three): Proxy Detention, Other Countries’ Complicity, and Obama’s Record

17.6.10

To complement my recent article, “UN Human Rights Council Discusses Secret Detention Report,” in which I explained how, two weeks ago, the UN Human Rights Council had — after some delays — finally discussed the findings of the “Joint Study on Global Practices in Relation to Secret Detention in the Context of Counter-Terrorism,” a detailed, […]

Mohamedou Ould Salahi: How a Judge Demolished the US Government’s Al-Qaeda Claims

21.4.10

Note: This article is published as part of “Guantánamo Habeas Week” (introduced here), which also features an interactive list of all 47 rulings to date (with links to my articles, the judges’ unclassified opinions, and more). Despite the Bush administration’s fearsome rhetoric regarding Guantánamo — that it contained “the worst of the worst” terrorists, who, […]

Guantánamo Habeas Results: Prisoners 34, Government 13

19.4.10

Please support my work! NOTE: This list has now been superseded by a dedicated page, “Guantánamo Habeas Results: The Definitive List,” which will be used to monitor the ongoing habeas rulings. As part of my series, “Guantánamo Habeas Week” (introduced here, and expanded, on April 23, to become “Guantánamo Habeas Fortnight”), it’s my pleasure to […]

Andy Worthington Discusses the Guantánamo Habeas Rulings, Obama’s Cowardice and “Outside the Law” with Jeff Farias

15.4.10

On Tuesday I was delighted to be invited to speak once more with progressive radio host Jeff Farias. The show is available here, and the half-hour interview starts 24 minutes in. Jeff had read my recent article, “Guantánamo and Habeas Corpus: The Torture Victim and the Taliban Recruit” (originally published on Truthout), and we had […]

Guantánamo and Habeas Corpus: The Torture Victim and the Taliban Recruit

10.4.10

Such is the hysterical disregard for the law in parts of the United States that when, on March 22, District Court Judge James Robertson ordered the release from Guantánamo of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a 38-year old Mauritanian who was once described as the “highest-value detainee at the facility,” Republican lawmakers were in uproar. The Hill […]

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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 and We Stand With Shaker. Also, photo-journalist (The State of London), and singer and songwriter (The Four Fathers).
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