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.


Two Long-Term Yemeni Prisoners Repatriated From Bagram; Are Guantánamo Yemenis Next? – OpEd

Last week there was some good news from Bagram, in Afghanistan, bringing one of the many long injustices of the “war on terror” to an end, when Amin al-Bakri and Fadi al-Maqaleh, two Yemenis held without charge or trial since 2002 and 2003 respectively, were repatriated. Al-Bakri, who is 44 or 45 years old and […]

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


Guantánamo Torture Victim Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Harrowing Memoir To Be Published In January 2015 – OpEd

In January 2015, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a prisoner at Guantánamo, will become the first prisoner still held to have his memoir published. Guantánamo Diary, which he wrote by hand as a 466-page manuscript, beginning in 2005, will be published in the US by Little, Brown and Company and in the UK by Canongate, and the […]

GTMO Clock
GTMO Clock


Free The Yemenis! Gitmo Clock Marks 450 Days Since President Obama’s Promise To Resume Releasing Prisoners From Guantánamo – OpEd

Please visit, like, share and tweet the Gitmo Clock, which marks how many days it is since President Obama’s promise to resume releasing prisoners from Guantánamo (450), and how many men have been freed (17). This article was published yesterday, as “Gitmo Clock Marks 450 Days Since President Obama’s Promise to Resume Releasing Prisoners from […]

CIA - Central Intelligence Agency
CIA - Central Intelligence Agency


European Court Of Human Rights Delivers Powerful Condemnation Of US Torture Program And Poland’s Role Hosting CIA ‘Black Site’ – OpEd

Last week there was some extremely important news for those of us who have spent many long years hoping to hold senior US officials — up to and including former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney — accountable for approving and implementing a torture program in the “war on terror,” when […]

CIA - Central Intelligence Agency
CIA - Central Intelligence Agency


European Court Of Human Rights Delivers Powerful Condemnation Of US Torture Program And Poland’s Role Hosting CIA “Black Site” – OpEd

Last week there was some extremely important news for those of us who have spent many long years hoping to hold senior US officials — up to and including former President George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney — accountable for approving and implementing a torture program in the “war on terror,” when […]

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


Guantánamo Review Boards Clear Kuwaiti Prisoner Fawzi Al-Odah For Release, But Defend Ongoing Imprisonment Of Fayiz Al-Kandari – 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. On July 14, […]