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Saifullah Paracha

Saifullah Paracha, 62, is a Pakistani national.  He traveled to the US to study when he was 26 years old and remained there with his family for approximately 10 years before returning to Pakistan to set up an export business.

Paracha was scheduled to fly to Thailand for a business meeting on in July 2003, but when he arrived at the Bangkok airport on July 6, he was seized, hooded, and cuffed, thrown into the back of a vehicle and taken to an unknown location where he was held for a few days, blindfolded, with his ears covered and his hands and legs cuffed.

Our Staff

Nancy Talanian is NMG's Director.  Nancy has more than 25 years of grassroots organizing experience. Before founding and leading the organization, she founded, directed, and grew the national Bill of Rights Defense Committee from a local volunteer coalition to a national organization with a staff of five, hundreds of volunteer affiliates, and thousands of subscribers. BORDC earned national recognition through the passage of more than 400 local government resolutions and eight statewide resolutions upholding the constitutional rights of more than 85 million U.S.

North Carolina Stop Torture Now

North Carolina Stop Torture Now

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Raleigh, NC 27650
United States

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Resources

See the menu to the left, and as your group moves forward, contact us to request other resources you would find helpful AND to share the fliers and other resources your group develops with the national No More Guantánamos community.

Detainees at Guantanamo Bay

Andy Worthington has prepared a list of all the detainees and their current status, which he has posted on his blog. He has also prepared a list of all federal district court rulings on Guantanamo detainees' habeas corpus petitions.

Sources for Researching Detainees

  • Website of Andy Worthington, author and journalist, who writes almost daily about Guantanamo issues and detainees.  He has also published a book, The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison (2007, Pluto Press)

About the No More Guantánamos (NMG) Project

The Problem

The U.S. government’s detainee policies and practices over the last seven years have denied hundreds of innocent men their freedom and have made the U.S. and the world less safe. The American public and the U.S. Congress are currently split on whether and when the Guantánamo Bay prison should be closed and what should replace it. The administration’s positive moves toward closing the prison have been threatened by counter reactions, such as bills filed in Congress to stop the closing or to outlaw the prisoners’ relocation within the U.S.

Get Involved

President Obama's promise to close Guantánamo Bay prison by January 22, 2010, is meeting with resistance from Congress and fear on the part of many Americans who are unaware that the majority of prisoners currently held at Guantánamo Bay have never been charged with any wrongdoing. 

Sharifullah

Current status: 
Not cleared, no charges

Sharifullah is among 12 Guantánamo prisoners whom the Obama administration repatriated on December 20.  Read the article, US sends 12 Gitmo detainees to their home nations.