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


Four Insignificant Afghan Prisoners Released From Guantánamo – OpEd

More good news regarding Guantánamo, as four Afghans have been released, and returned to Afghanistan in what US officials, who spoke to the New York Times, “are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.” The Times added, “Obama administration officials said they worked quickly to fulfil the request from […]

Shaker Aamer. File photo
Shaker Aamer. File photo


We Stand With Shaker: Open Letter To David Cameron – OpEd

Today (December 15), the We Stand With Shaker campaign that I launched with campaigner Joanne MacInnes three weeks ago secured a ringing endorsement from the Daily Mail — which highlighted Shaker’s plight in a front-page story and editorial on Friday — with the publication, in today’s edition of the Daily Mail, of an open letter […]

Guantanamo
Guantanamo


UN Says Force-Feeding At Guantánamo Constitutes Ill-Treatment In Violation Of Convention Against Torture – OpEd

I’ve been so busy lately with the launch of We Stand With Shaker, the new campaign to secure the release from Guantánamo of Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in the prison, that I haven’t had time to write anything — until now — about the United States’ recent appearance before the United Nations Committee […]

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


Who Are Five Guantánamo Prisoners Given New Homes In Georgia And Slovakia And Who Is Repatriated Saudi? – OpEd

On November 20, five men — long cleared for release — were freed from Guantánamo to begin new lives in Georgia and Slovakia. Four of the men are Yemenis, and the fifth man is a Tunisian. Two days after, a Saudi was also released, repatriated to his home country. The releases reduce the prison’s population […]

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United Kingdom flag


UK Human Rights Groups Dismiss Rendition And Torture Inquiry As Whitewash – OpEd

Nine human rights groups in the UK are boycotting the official British inquiry into the treatment of “detainees” in the “war on terror” and the UK’s involvement in rendition, “grievously undermining the controversial inquiry,” as the Guardian described it. The nine groups, who have written a critical letter to Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee, stating […]