All articles by Andy Worthington

Andy Worthington
Andy Worthington is the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press, distributed by Macmillan in the US, and available from Amazon — click on the following for the US and the UK). To receive new articles in your inbox, please subscribe to his RSS feed (he can also be found on Facebook and Twitter). Also see his definitive Guantánamo prisoner list, updated in January 2010, and, if you appreciate his work, feel free to make a donation.
Guantanamo
Guantanamo


Guantánamo Hunger Striker Abu Wa’el Dhiab’s Wife Calls For Videos Of His Force-Feeding To Be Made Public – OpEd

Regular readers will know that one of the most prominent Guantánamo prisoners at present is Abu Wa’el Dhiab, a Syrian national, separated from his wife and his four children for over 12 years, who recently persuaded a US judge to order the government stop force-feeding him as a response to the hunger strike that he […]

Guantanamo
Guantanamo


Nurse At Guantánamo Refuses To Take Part In Force-Feedings, Calls Them ‘Criminal Act’ – OpEd

Reprieve, the legal action charity whose lawyers represent a number of prisoners still held at Guantánamo Bay revealed yesterday that a nurse with the US military at the prison “recently refused to force-feed” prisoners “after witnessing the suffering” it caused them. Abu Wa’el Dhiab, a Syrian prisoner long cleared for release from Guantánamo, who is […]

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Canada flag


Canadian Appeals Court Rules Former Guantánamo Prisoner Omar Khadr Should Be Serving Youth Sentence – OpEd

Good news about Guantánamo is rare –  whether regarding those still held, or those released — so it was reassuring to hear this week that the Court of Appeal in Alberta, Canada, delivered a major blow to the Canadian government’s efforts to hold former prisoner Omar Khadr in federal prison rather than in a provincial […]

Guantanamo. File photo by United States Navy.
Guantanamo. File photo by United States Navy.


Guantánamo Lawyers Urge Obama Administration To Approve Release Of Six Men To Uruguay – OpEd

Lawyers for six prisoners at Guantánamo — four Syrians, a Palestinian and a Tunisian, who have long been cleared for release from the prison, but are unable to return home — sent a letter to the Obama administration on Thursday calling for urgent action regarding their clients. I’m posting the full text of the letter […]

Saudi Prisoner Muhammad Al-Zahrani
Saudi Prisoner Muhammad Al-Zahrani


Saudi Prisoner Muhammad Al-Zahrani Seeks Release From Guantánamo Via Periodic Review Board – OpEd

I wrote the following article for the “Close Guantánamo” website, which I established in January 2012 with US attorney Tom Wilner. Please join us – just an email address is required to be counted amongst those opposed to the ongoing existence of Guantánamo, and to receive updates of our activities by email. Last week, largely unnoticed […]