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The Guantanamo files : the stories of the 759 detainees in America's illegal prison

By: Worthington, Andy

0745326641 / 9780745326641
Paperback
973.9'31
01/09/2007
Stock expected by 21/12/2019
England
22 cm 224 p.
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In 2006, four years after the illegal prison in Guantanamo Bay opened, the Pentagon finally released the names of the 773 men held there, as well as 7,000 pages of transcripts from tribunals assessing their status as 'enemy combatants'. Andy Worthington is the only person to have analysed every page of these transcripts and this book reveals the stories of all those imprisoned in Guantanamo.

Deprived of the safeguards of the Geneva Conventions, and, for the most part, sold to the Americans by their allies in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the detainees have struggled for five years to have their stories heard.

Looking in detail at the circumstances of their capture, and at the coercive interrogations and unsubstantiated allegations that have been used to justify their detention.

Stories of torture in Afghanistan and Guantanamo are uncovered, as well as new information about the process of 'extraordinary rendition' that underpins the US administration's 'war on terror'.

Who will speak for the 773 men who have been held in Guantanamo?

This passionate and brilliantly detailed book brings their stories to the world for the first time.

BIC:

1KBB USA, JPVR Political oppression & persecution

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