The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison

The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison

By: Andy Worthington (author)Hardback

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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.

About Author

Andy Worthington is a freelance investigative journalist. He has been researching and writing about Guantanamo since 2006, and has worked with the United Nations, WikiLeaks, Reprieve and Cageprisoners. He is the author of The Guantanamo Files (Pluto, 2007).

Contents

Introduction 1. 'Operation Enduring Freedom' 2. The Qala-i-Janghi massacre 3. The convoy of death 4. Tora Bora 5. Escape to Pakistan: 'Osama's bodyguards' 6. Escape to Pakistan: Saudis and Yemenis 7. Flight to Pakistan: the diaspora 8. Kandahar 9. From Sheberghan to Kandahar 10. Others captured in Afghanistan 11. Guantanamo opens 12. House raids and other arrests in Pakistan 13. The capture of Abu Zubaydah and its aftermath 14. Bagram 15. Torture, abuse and false confessions in Guantanamo 16. 'Extraordinary rendition,' 'ghost' prisoners and secret prisons 17. Losing the war in Afghanistan 18. Challenging the law 19. Suicides, hunger strikes, medical malpractice and the abuse of the Koran 20. Endgame? Notes Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780745326658
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780745326658
  • ISBN10: 074532665X

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