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The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 759 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison

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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.

Synopsis:

The first book to tell the story of every man trapped in Guantanamo.

Synopsis:

-- The first book to tell the story of every man trapped in Guantanamo — 'An important book. If you care about our Government's complicity in these illegal and horrific acts then this book provides the evidence.' Ken Loach"Extraordinary rendition, fa

About the Author

Andy Worthington is a journalist and author. He writes regularly for numerous publications including the Guardian, Truthout, the Huffington Post, CounterPunch, Antiwar.com, AlterNet, ZNet, Cageprisoners, the Future of Freedom Foundation and the Daily 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."

Table of 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780745326641
Author:
Worthington, Andy
Publisher:
Pluto Press (UK)
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
Penology
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
Prisoners of war
Subject:
Political prisoners
Subject:
Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp
Subject:
Detention of persons - Cuba -
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Political Freedom
Subject:
Security/Human Rights
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Human Rights
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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