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Ramadhan in Guantánamo: The Best of Times Featured

Written by Moazzam Begg Tuesday, 23 July 2013

It was the tears we all shed in the knowledge that each of us had a reason to weep. It was the sadness that was almost sweet. It was our ultimate symbol of defiance. It was the best of times.

Starting from 16 July 2013 an Irish Muslim prisoner is bringing proceedings against the authorities for alleged Guantanamo-like conditions of detention and abuse. CagePrisoners publishes extracts of his testimony.


On 07 June 2013 Johina Aamer received a response to the letter she sent to PM David Cameron on 19 April 2013, asking for the reasons why her father remains at Guantanamo Bay.

A dignified departure

Written by Victoria Brittain Sunday, 07 July 2013

The voluntary departure from Britain of Omar Othman, better known as Abu Qatada, is a triumph for the independence of the judiciary over this and previous governments’ high profile attempts to send him back to an unfair trial in Jordan in which the evidence against him was obtained by torture. Our judiciary have safeguarded a prominent political refugee who our society chose to persecute in a disgraceful way.

As the hunger strike demonstrating against indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay enters its 4th month, healthcare professionals from across the world have criticised the treatment of detainees.

Obama "deeply humbled" on a visit to Mandela's prison cell in Robben Island while unashamedly keeping 166 detained without trial for 11 years

 

The story of Shawki Omar Ahmad, detained without charge and tortured at the hands of American forces for seven years, is a symbol of Iraq’s judicial system in the wake of the US invasion and occupation. The Swiss human rights group Al Karama has now sent a second urgent appeal to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez, on Ahmad’s case. His wife demonstrates every week outside the US embassy in London in attempt to draw attention to her husband’s fate.

Cageprisoners launch website to detail the human misery behind “Schedule 7” stops at British airports and to campaign for reform

In an interview to the BBC, Abu Nusaybah  revealed that his friend Michael Adebolajo had allegedly been harassed by British security agencies and tortured in Kenya with their knowledge. Arrested immediately after the interview, he is currently held in police custody.

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