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Andy Worthington is the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press) and serves as policy advisor to the Future of Freedom Foundation. Visit his website at: www.andyworthington.co.uk.

Latest from Andy Worthington

Guantánamo: Idealists Leave Obama’s Sinking Ship

Last week, lawyer, ex-Army Captain, and Iraq veteran Phillip Carter, described by Glenn Greenwald as “a very harsh critic of the Bush administration's detention and interrogation policies,” suddenly resigned his post as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense ...

Ali al-Marri’s Eight-Year Sentence

So it’s finally over. Ali al-Marri, a legal U.S. resident from Qatar, who was held as an “enemy combatant” on the U.S. mainland for five years and eight months without charge or trial, was finally sentenced in a federal ...

Continued Incarceration of the Innocent

After railing against Senators and Representatives for their cowardly, uninformed, and unacceptable attempts to prevent President Obama from bringing any Guantánamo prisoner to the U.S. mainland for any reason — even for trials — which I wrote about most ...

Finding New Homes for Cleared Guantánamo Prisoners

In a recent article, “75 Guantánamo Prisoners Cleared For Release; 31 Could Leave Today,” I examined the implications of an announcement that 75 of the remaining 223 prisoners in Guantánamo have been cleared for release. This came ...

Dick Cheney’s Pawns on Guantánamo

I like to believe that, despite studying Guantánamo for four years, I still have a sense of humor, but last Thursday I lost it, after 258 members of the House of Representatives (including 88 members of President Obama’s ...

Obama Drops Plan For Guantánamo “Indefinite Detention” Law

Last Wednesday, Obama administration officials told the Washington Post, as Peter Finn described it, that the administration “has decided not to seek legislation to establish a new system of preventive detention to hold terrorism suspects.” In some ways, of ...

Court Allows Return of Guantánamo Prisoners to Torture

As rumors swirl, suggesting that a number of the remaining 13 Uighur (Muslims from China’s Xinjiang province) prisoners in Guantánamo may soon be relocating to the tiny Pacific island state of Palau, a court case relating to ...

Obama Brings Guantánamo to Bagram

Following briefings by Obama administration officials (who declined to be identified), both the New York Times and the Washington Post reported yesterday that the government is planning to introduce a new review system for the 600 or ...
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