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.
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).
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.
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
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
Victoria Brittains sobering and emotive speech at a meeting marking twelve years since the abduction of Shaker Aamer
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.
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.
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.
Hunger striking is not easy - but it does not compare to what our brothers in Guantanamo are enduring.
It's ok to hunger strike in solidarity with the Guantanamo detainees but you must listen to your body.
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.