The Guantanamo Files
The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison
Deprived of the safeguards of the Geneva Conventions, and, for the most part, sold to the Americans by their allies in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the detainees have struggled for five years to have their stories heard. Looking in detail at the circumstances of their capture, and at the coercive interrogations and unsubstantiated allegations that have been used to justify their detention. Stories of torture in Afghanistan and Guantanamo are uncovered, as well as new information about the process of 'extraordinary rendition' that underpins the US administration's 'war on terror'.
Who will speak for the 773 men who have been held in Guantanamo? This passionate and brilliantly detailed book brings their stories to the world for the first time.
Andy Worthington is a freelance investigative journalist. He has been researching and writing about Guantanamo since 2006, and has worked with the United Nations, WikiLeaks, Reprieve and Cageprisoners. He is the author of The Guantanamo Files (Pluto, 2007).
1. 'Operation Enduring Freedom'
2. The Qala-i-Janghi massacre
3. The convoy of death
4. Tora Bora
5. Escape to Pakistan: 'Osama's bodyguards'
6. Escape to Pakistan: Saudis and Yemenis
7. Flight to Pakistan: the diaspora
9. From Sheberghan to Kandahar
10. Others captured in Afghanistan
11. Guantanamo opens
12. House raids and other arrests in Pakistan
13. The capture of Abu Zubaydah and its aftermath
15. Torture, abuse and false confessions in Guantanamo
16. 'Extraordinary rendition,' 'ghost' prisoners and secret prisons
17. Losing the war in Afghanistan
18. Challenging the law
19. Suicides, hunger strikes, medical malpractice and the abuse of the Koran
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