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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.

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Guantanamo detainees being shown to their new living quarters. Photo by Chief Petty Officer John F. Williams, U.S. Navy.

Insignificant Afghan Finally Approved For Release From Guantánamo – OpEd

24 May 2016 in 1 , Opinion , Social Issues

Good news from Guantánamo, as another prisoner, Obaidullah, an Afghan, is approved for release by a Periodic Review Board. Decisions have now been taken in the cases of 29 prisoners, with 22 recommended for release,…

Mohammed Abdul Malik Bajabu (aka Mohammed Abdulmalik)

Sole Kenyan At Guantánamo, Seized in 2007, Seeks Release Via Periodic Review Board – OpEd

17 May 2016 in 1 , Opinion

Last week (on May 10), the sole Kenyan held at Guantánamo, Mohammed Abdul Malik Bajabu (aka Mohammed Abdulmalik) became the 36th prisoner to have his case considered by a Periodic Review Board. A high-level review…

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Heartless: The 289 Tory MPs Who Voted To Prevent 3,000 Refugee Children From Joining Relatives In UK – OpEd

30 Apr 2016 in 1 , Opinion

Please sign the new e-petition to the British government, “Britain must not turn its back on child refugees in Europe”, which has secured over 25,000 signatures in 24 hours. Last Monday evening, the cruelty of…


Guantánamo Review For Obaidullah: Afghan Whose Lawyers Established His Innocence Five Years Ago – OpEd

25 Apr 2016 in 1 , Opinion , Social Issues

On Tuesday (April 19), Obaidullah (ISN 762), an Afghan prisoner at Guantánamo, became the 30th prisoner to face a Periodic Review Board, a review process set up in 2013 to review the cases of all…

Suhayl Abdul Anam al-Sharabi (aka Zohair al-Shorabi, ISN 569).

Periodic Review Board Decides Yemeni At Guantánamo Still Poses A Threat 14 Years After Capture – OpEd

11 Apr 2016 in 1 , Opinion , Social Issues

In its latest “Unclassified Summary of Final Determination,” a Periodic Review Board at Guantánamo — a high-level review process involving representatives of of the Departments of State, Defense, Justice and Homeland Security, as well as…