The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison (Paperback)

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Andy Worthington is a journalist and author. He writes regularly for numerous publications including theGuardian, Truthout, the Huffington Post, CounterPunch, Antiwar.com, AlterNet, ZNet, Cageprisoners, the Future of Freedom Foundation and theDaily Star, Lebanon, and has also written for the New York Times and Amnesty International. He is also the author of two books on modern British social history, and is the co-director, with Polly Nash, of the new documentary film, "Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo."

In 2006, four years after Guantanamo Bay prison opened, the Pentagon finally released the names of the 773 men held there,along with 7,000 pages of transcripts from tribunals assessing their status as "enemy combatants". Andy Worthington is the only person to have analyzed every page of these transcripts.
Drawing on these documents,as well as news reports and interviews with lawyers and released detainees, this book reveals, for the first time, the stories of all those imprisoned in Guantanamo.
This book does not make for easy reading, 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, The Guantanamo Files reveals that the majority of those captured were either Taliban foot soldiers or humanitarian aid workers, religious teachers and economic migrants,who were caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The book also uncovers stories of torture in Afghanistan and Guantanamo, and contains new information about the process of "extraordinary rendition" that underpins the "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.

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ISBN 9780745326641
Genre HISTORY / United States / 21st Century
Format Paperback
Pages 338
Publisher Date 2007-09-11 00:00:00.0
Publisher Pluto Pr
Copyright Year 2007
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 6.25 in
Thickness 1.0 in
Unit weight 1.05 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Stories of 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison
Audience College/higher education
Authors Worthington, Andy
Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
Country of Origin United States

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