Younus Chekhouri (also identified as Younous Chekkouri), who will be 46 in May, is one of the last two Moroccan prisoners in Guantánamo, and his story has fascinated me ever since I began researching the prisoners’ stories for my book The Guantánamo Files back in 2006. 

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On February 21, attorneys for six former Guantanamo prisoners took their civil case against Donald Rumsfeld and a number of U.S. military officials to federal appeals court. Rumsfeld and the others are being sued “for the torture, religious abuse and other mistreatment of plaintiffs,” according to a press release from Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR).

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A military judge held a secret war court session Saturday on defense lawyers’ efforts to uncover evidence of what the CIA did to the alleged USS Cole bomber during years in the agency’s clandestine overseas prison network.

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Sunday, 12 January 2014 18:04

Guantanamo: Inescapable

Leaving Guantanamo is not the end: It is a new beginning.

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Thursday, 02 January 2014 16:22

CagePrisoners most viewed articles of 2013

A review of CagePrisoners' top ten most read articles of last year

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Moazzam Begg reveals exclusively why the British government has been conitually harassing him since his return from Guantanamo, and took his passport for the second time in eight years

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Wednesday, 04 December 2013 11:15

Documentary: The Judgment

Witnesses of Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo recount their gut-wrenching accounts at the KL War Crimes Tribunal in a film by British journalist Lauren Booth

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Victoria Brittains sobering and emotive speech at a meeting marking twelve years since the abduction of Shaker Aamer

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Friday, 15 November 2013 14:47

Taxi to the Dark Side

Academy award-winning film that looks the torture practices of the US in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002.

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Wednesday, 06 November 2013 14:32

What it's like to be detained in Guantanamo Bay

Moazzam Begg spent 20 months in solitary confinement in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp after being arrested in Pakistan. He was released without charge in January 2005.

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Moazzam Begg reflects on being repeatedly stopped under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000

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My reflections as my 7 day hunger strike nears its end

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My hunger strike is not easy but it is nothing compared with what Guantanamo detainees are enduring

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Saturday, 10 August 2013 17:29

Stand fast for justice - my hunger strike

This morning, at midnight I started my own hunger strike as part of the Stand Fast For Justice Campaign. Joining the campaign was something that I considered for a while during Ramadan, however, I was advised by many people that such an act is not permissible in Islam, so the most important part for me was to know from a scholar how to do this in a way that is Halal.

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Wednesday, 07 August 2013 14:53

Part 4 - Suhoor during my hunger strike

Hunger striking is not easy - but it does not compare to what our brothers in Guantanamo are enduring.

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I'm now on day nine of my hunger strike and patience has become my companion.

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Friday, 02 August 2013 17:28

My Hunger Strike Experience

It's ok to hunger strike in solidarity with the Guantanamo detainees but you must listen to your body.

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Join the hunger strike in solidarity with Shaker Aamer

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013 14:49

Long live Shaker Aamer!

Prince William met his newborn the day it was born – but Shaker Aamer has yet to see his after eleven years.
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On 12 July 2013, the BBC reported on a nail bomb attack against a mosque in Tipton. While the report does mention that this was a “terrorist attack”, there is a worrying aspect to the reporting.

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