Urgent appeal for the UK to offer refuge to Ahmed

Urgent appeal for the UK to offer refuge to Ahmed 
Belbacha, an Algerian in Guantánamo - Please send a letter to David Miliband asking him to bring Ahmed to the UK, where he lived for nearly three years before he was kidnapped in Pakistan and sent to Guantanamo. He was cleared for release in 2007, but justifiably fears ...

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The case of Ahmed Belbacha, an Algerian who sought asylum in the UK, and lived here for nearly three years, has long been a source of concern for human rights activists. Although he was cleared for release from Guantánamo in 2007, he is terrified of returning to Algeria, and with good reason. ...

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Be happy

Sometimes we have to fight if we want to be happy. We can not be happy if we are innocent and incarcerated in prison.

Think of all those people who were imprisoned in the Guantanamo camp. Think of all those Palestinians imprisoned in Israeli jails.

And the liberation of all these people will make us happy.

Jan Boeykens on facebook

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Bush savait que des détenus étaient innocents


Le maintien "d’innocents se morfondant à Guantanamo pendant des années était justifié par la guerre contre le terrorisme et le petit nombre de terroristes responsables des attentats du 11 septembre 2001"

Révélation fracassante et accusatrice de l’ancien bras droit de George W. Bush dans le Times de Londres et repris par le Nouvel Observateur : Laurence Wilkerson l’affirme : "Bush savait pour Guantanamo". ...



Guantánamo and Habeas Corpus: The Torture Victim and 
the Taliban Recruit - Read the tragic story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, tortured to admit a 9/11 connection that didn't exist, and my reflections on why the whole "War on Terror" detention policy remains ill-conceived:http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/2010/04/10/guantan...



More Dark Truths From Guantanamo: Andy Worthington


More Dark Truths From Guantanamo as Five Innocent Men Are Freed

by: Andy Worthington, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed


After eight years imprisonment without charge or trial, five former Guantánamo prisoners are beginning new lives this week - two in Switzerland and three in Georgia. Their stories reveal, yet again, how Republican lawmakers and media pundits in the US, who have, in recent months, renewed their fear-filled attacks on those still held, are guilty of hyperbolic and unprincipled outbursts and, in addition, how these critics' attacks are damaging to the prospects of cleared men, seized by mistake, finding new homes in countries that, unlike the US, are prepared to offer them a chance to rebuild their shattered lives on a humanitarian basis...

Andy Worthington

Read the full article: t r u t h o u t | More Dark Truths From Guantanamo as Five Innocent Men Released


Andy Worthington - Jeff Farias: Bagram and Guantánamo



Andy Worthington Andy Worthington Discusses Bagram and Guantánamo with Jeff Farias - Jeff and I discussed my recent work on Bagram, in light of the recently released prisoner list, and also talked about the Military Commissions (the appeal in the cases of Salim Hamdan and Ali Hamza al-Bahlul), and the sad case of Omar Khadr, still aban...See More

Last week, I was delighted to be invited by Jeff Farias to take part in his radio show, just a week after my previous visit. The show is available here (it starts just over two hours in), and Jeff wanted ...


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Andy Worthington

Lawyers Appeal Guantánamo Trial Convictions - Report on last week's
little-noticed appeals inthe cases of Salim Hamdan and Ali Hamza
al-Bahlul, the only two men convicted in the Military Commissions. I
ask if they were convicted on the basis of non-existent war crimes, and
wonder how al-Bahlul will ever leave Guantanamo (w...See More

Last Tuesday, a little known court — the Court of Military Commissions Review — convened to hear appeals in the cases of the only two men sentenced in the Military Commission trial system established ...