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An introduction to “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo”

By: 
Andy Worthington
Date: 
03/19/2010

Greetings from London. I wish I could be here with you this evening, simply to say thank you for caring about some of the victims of the criminally misguided policies launched by the Bush administration in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. The resolution passed in Amherst last November – adopting two prisoners from Guantánamo, and asking Congress to overturn its ban on bringing cleared prisoners from Guantánamo to live on the US mainland – was enormously significant, as it showed that ordinary Americans were prepared to take a stand.

Working Resolution

Working Resolution

Our current working resolution as of 5/19/15.

Guantánamo Bay: Beyond the Law's Reach

11/23
mcintyre.josh@gmail.com

 

Raleigh, NC - Nearly 50 concerned citizens attended "Guantánamo Bay: Beyond the Law's Reach?" a Nov. 14 event aimed at once to:

Raise funds for the costs associated with three NC attorneys' volunteer efforts to represent Sharifullah, and other Guantánamo detainees; and

To educate the community about the plight and human condition of Sharifullah and other detainees.

Dilawar of Yakubi

Dilawar was a 22-year-old peanut farmer from Yakubi, Afghanistan. He used to drive the tractor on his family's farm, but eventually switched to driving a car his family bought him, which he used as a taxi. He picked up two passengers in Khost, and was then stopped at Fire Base Salerno by militiamen which the US had hired to provide local security around the base. His car was searched, and an electric stabilizer was found. He was accused of being involved in the rocket attacks on Fire Base Salerno earlier that morning, and chained to a fence with his passengers overnight.

Ahmed Errachidi

Current status: 
Cleared, no charges

 Ahmed Errachidi is a gourmet chef who worked at the Westbury Hotel in Mayfair (London, England). He had two young sons, one of whom was in dire need of a heart operation in 2001. He left for Pakistan in September of that year to buy silver jewelry there which he hoped to resell in Morocco in order to raise the money for his son's operation. However, in October of that year, when the US invaded Afghanistan, he left Pakistan to attempt to help civilians affected by the war.

Bringing Justice to All “Guantánamos” is Up to Us

By: 
Nancy Talanian
Date: 
12/03/2009

Guantánamo Bay prison and a network of other offshore detention and interrogation centers established to be outside the law are both a black mark on the U.S. and a historic opportunity for the American people to right our country’s course.

Thoughts on Releases of Guantánamo Uighurs

By: 
Nancy Talanian
Date: 
06/23/2009

 

Indefinite Detention: If it starts at Guantanamo, where will it end?

By: 
Nancy Talanian
Date: 
07/03/2009

 

From the "too good to be true" department, President Obama's promise in January to close Guantanamo Bay prison isn't turning out to be nearly as good as it sounded.  Now the president is talking about signing an executive order to authorize himself to detain 50-100 Guantánamo prisoners (up to about half the current population) indefinitely—without charges and without trials—on the basis of what he or others think they might do in the future if they are released.  That sounds a lot like what Guantánamo has been and is today.