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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.

Five Yemenis Freed From Guantánamo, Given New Homes In United Arab Emirates – OpEd

19 Nov 2015 in 1&Opinion

There’s good news from Guantánamo, as five Yemenis, approved for release from the prison in 2005, 2007 and 2014, have finally been freed, and given new homes in the United Arab Emirates. As the New…

Shaker Aamer

Roger Waters Writes About Release Of Shaker Aamer From Guantánamo – OpEd

01 Nov 2015 in 1&Opinion

A friend of mine for several years now — and a great supporter of the campaign to get Shaker Aamer released from Guantánamo — the musician Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd, has written an…

Shaker Aamer

Shaker Aamer’s Statement On His Release From Guantánamo – OpEd

30 Oct 2015 in 1&Opinion

At lunchtime on October 30, 2015, a plane carrying Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in Guantánamo, back to the UK as a free man, to be reunited with his family after nearly 14 years…

United States President Barack Obama. Source: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin S. O'Brien/Released

President Obama Finally Vetoes Defense Bill That Contains Onerous Guantánamo Restrictions – OpEd

30 Oct 2015 in 1&Opinion&Social Issues

Last week, for only the fifth time in his Presidency, Barack Obama vetoed a bill sent for his approval by Congress. The bill in question was the draft of next year’s National Defense Authorization Act,…

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

Obama’s Mixed Messages On Guantánamo, As Justice Department Tells Judge Not To Intervene In Case Of 75-Pound Hunger Striker At Risk Of Death – OpEd

25 Oct 2015 in 1&Opinion

One day, when we’re looking back on Guantánamo and apportioning blame to those who contributed most powerfully to its cruelty, and to keeping it open long after the most senior officials in two governments conceded…