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.

Shaker Aamer. File photo
Shaker Aamer. File photo


Obama To Release Ten Guantánamo Prisoners Including Shaker Aamer, Says Washington Post – OpEd

The media is suddenly buzzing with the suggestion, first aired in the Washington Post, that all the men approved for release in Guantánamo — 57 out of the 122 men still held — will be freed by the end of the year, and, if Congress proves obstructive, the Obama administration might close the facility before […]

Guantanamo
Guantanamo


Guantánamo: 90-Pound Hunger Striker Appeals In Court For Assistance From Pakistani Government – OpEd

On April 14, lawyers for Ahmad Rabbani (aka Mohammed Ahmad Ghulam Rabbani), one of the last few Pakistani prisoners in Guantánamo, “filed an emergency application with the Islamabad High Court, demanding that the Pakistani government intervene immediately in his case,” as the legal action charity Reprieve (which represents Mr. Rabbani) explained in a press release. […]

Dianne Feinstein. Official photo.
Dianne Feinstein. Official photo.


Sen. Dianne Feinstein Urges Pentagon To End ‘Unnecessary’ Force-Feeding At Guantánamo – OpEd

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, recently sent a letter to Ashton Carter, the new defense secretary, urging him to “end the unnecessary force-feedings of detainees at the Guantánamo Bay detention facility.” Sen. Feinstein, who, until recently, was chair of the committee, and oversaw the creation of the hugely important report […]

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Guantanamo


Guantánamo Prisoners Ask To Be Freed Because Of End Of War In Afghanistan – OpE

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 March 30, lawyers for […]