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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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Mohamedou Ould Slahi in a pre-capture photo.

Torture Victim And Best-Selling Author Mohamedou Ould Slahi Approved For Release From Guantánamo – OpEd

25 Jul 2016 in 1 , Opinion

Great news from Guantánamo, as the torture victim and best-selling author Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been approved for release by a Periodic Review Board, as has an Afghan prisoner, Abdul Zahir, who was charged in…


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

76 Men Left In Guantánamo – OpEd

14 Jul 2016 in 1 , Opinion

On July 10, the Pentagon announced that Fayiz Ahmad Yahia Suleiman (ISN 153), a 41-year old Yemeni who arrived at the prison in its first week of operations, on January 17, 2002 and was approved…


Location of Montenegro. Source: CIA World Factbook.

Yemeni Freed From Guantánamo In Montenegro; 29 Cleared Prisoners Remain – OpEd

30 Jun 2016 in 1 , Opinion , Social Issues

Last Wednesday, Abd al-Malik Wahab al-Rahabi (aka Abdel Malik Wahab al-Rahabi), a Yemeni prisoner held at Guantánamo since the day the prison opened on January 11, 2002, became the 690th prisoner to be released, when…


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

Moroccan And Afghan Prisoners Seek Release From Guantánamo Via Periodic Review Boards – OpEd

15 Jun 2016 in 1 , Opinion , Social Issues

Last week, the Obama administration’s efforts to reduce the number of men held at Guantánamo, via Periodic Review Boards, continued with two more reviews. The PRBs were established in 2013 to review the cases of…


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,…


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