Mohamedou Ould Slahi
The younger brother of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Yahdih Ould Slahi poses with a copy of Mohamedou's prison memoir 'Guantanamo Diary' open to show pages that were redacted by the US government in London on January 20, 2015. The family and supporters of "one of the most abused prisoners in Guantanamo" on January 20 launched a new celebrity-backed campaign demanding his release, coinciding with the publication of his prison diary. Mohamedou Ould Slahi was detained in his home country of Mauritania following the September 11 attacks on the United States in 2001, on suspicion of involvement in an unsuccessful plot to bomb Los Angeles in 1999, and was taken to Guantanamo in 2002. US district court judge James Robertson ordered that Slahi be released in 2010 due to lack of evidence that he was directly involved in al-Qaeda terror plots, but he remains in detention after the Department of Justice appealed the decision. Human rights activist Larry Siems, the book's editor, Slahi's lawyer Nancy Hollander and brother Yahdih described the battle to release the memoirs and his current legal limbo during a press conference in London. AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL        (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
A Review of ‘Guantanamo Diary’
January 9, 2016   Book Review, Mohamedou Ould Slahi   Comments are off

Azadeh Shahshahani Co-authored by Leila Sayed-Taha Imagine you receive a knock on the door one day as you return home from work. It’s the police requesting […]

Palestinian Prisoners
Omar Khadr
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Khadr’s detention and torture shows West’s disregard for its own principles, lawyer tells B.C. conference
February 7, 2016   Omar Khadr   No Comment

By Cam Fortems KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The lawyer who represented Omar Khadr told a law conference in Kamloops Thursday his client endured systematic physical and […]

Aafia Siddiqui
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Aafia Siddiqui’s repatriation: Govt seeks time to comply with court order
February 3, 2016   Aafia Siddiqui   No Comment

KARACHI:  The Sindh High Court (SHC) has given time to the deputy attorney general (DAG) to file a response from the foreign and interior ministries […]