Andy Worthington tells the depressing story of how Fayiz lost his habeas petition, despite there being no evidence.
Kenyan Muslims vowed on Friday to hold weeks of protests against what they call arbitrary arrests, illegal deportation, torture and harassment in the east African nation.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the Taliban's shadow government, has denounced former British Prime Minister Tony Blair for calling "radical Islam" the "greatest threat" to the world. In a statement dated September 14, 2010, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan also accused the Western nations of diluting and distorting the "principles of Islam" in order to maintain their control of Islamic lands.
The government is asking an appeals court to throw out a judge's order to release a Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of recruiting Sept. 11 hijackers.
Andy Worthington tells the men's stories, criticizes the US, and asks why the UK is doing nothing to help.
This is the third part of an eight-part series telling the stories of all 174 prisoners in Guantanamo.
On Omar Khadr's 24th birthday, his ongoing detention only demonstrates the cruelty and hypocrisy of the US and Canadian governments.
Andy Worthington analyzes last week's depressing US court ruling, denying justice to torture victims under the guise of "state secrets."
This is the second article in an eight-part series telling the stories of all 174 prisoners in Guantanamo.
Andy Worthington analyzes the half-truths, omissions and mistaken policies revealed in the President's recent discussion of Guantanamo.
15 months after arriving, the former Guantanamo prisoners are well, but still hoping the UK will give them travel documents.
A Tanzanian man who admitted he provided explosives used in attacks on two U.S. embassies in Africa wanted to "clear his heart" by testifying against the first Guantanamo detainee to be tried in a civilian court, an FBI agent said Tuesday.
This eight-part series tells, for the first time, the stories of the 176 men still held in Guantanamo.
This is the first of an eight-part series telling the stories of all the prisoners currently held in Guantánamo (176 at the time of writing).
With undue haste, the French goverment has turned down an appeal from Nabil Hadjarab in Guantanamo, asking to be allowed to join his family in France.
Nine years after 9/11, President Obama bears considerable responsibility for failing to close Guantanamo or holding accountable President Bush's torturers.
Since its inception Islam has suffered repeated attempts by some civilisations and individuals to uproot it as an existential threat. At times it is presented as perilous to a particular way of life and at others an obstacle to the pursuit of influence and material gain. The desire by opponents of Islam to stem its influence perhaps cannot be stated more strongly that in the words of the Quran:
…they will continue to fight you until they turn you away from your religion, if they are capable of doing so … (2:217)
As Ramadan ends, Guantanamo prisoner Nabil Hadjarab sends a poignant letter to President Sarkozy, asking to be allowed to join his family in France.
Andy Worthington dissects an important, but little-noticed struggle in the US courts regarding the President's wartime powers.
International human rights breaches - State accountability v State immunity
Legal seminar: Preserving the rule of law: taking a risk
Extradited to a future of torture: the reality of solitary confinement in America
Spying and Entrapment
Starving for justice
Are Muslims active enough in the fight against Guantanamo?
Guantanamo: 100 days of hunger strike - Template Khutba
Muslim students discriminated against in the UK
Help Lynne Stewart, civil rights lawyer for Muslim defendants, stay alive
How your Schedule 7 swab could help get your family arrested
Why haven't you signed the Shaker Aamer petition?