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Category Archives: Guantánamo Bay/ Extraordinary Rendition

Guantánamo is Not Going Anywhere under Trump

There were 41 prisoners held at the Guantánamo Bay detention facility on the day that Donald Trump became US president in January 2017. That number has since fallen by one, … Continue reading

January 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Citizenship Deprivation: Punishment without Due Process

The end of the second decade of the twenty first century bears some resemblance to the start of this millennium. The CIA remains embroiled in war crimes in Afghanistan, endless … Continue reading

November 13, 2019 · 3 Comments

Gina Haspel Is Only The Start of the Conversation on CIA Torture

In 2002, as part of the CIA’s extraordinary rendition programme, agent Gina Haspel ran a secret CIA torture prison in Thailand; torture methods at the site included waterboarding, which she … Continue reading

May 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Who Remains at Guantánamo?

Contrary to what is sometimes assumed, Barack Obama did not close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility in January 2010, as he had promised. Instead, on the day that he left … Continue reading

January 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Who’s Afraid of Airat Vakhitov?

By the time Airat Nasimovich Vakhitov turns 40, he will already have spent a good part of his life on the run, not from justice but the Russian state. His … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Obama’s Real Legacy at Guantánamo

As Barack Obama’s second term as US president comes to an end, much has been said and written about his achievements, or in the case of the Guantánamo Bay prison … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Saving Prisoner 650: Dr Aafia Siddiqui

Women and children are also prisoners of the US-led “war on terror”. In March 2003, Pakistani neuroscientist Dr Aafia Siddiqui and her three young children “disappeared” in Karachi, on their … Continue reading

November 6, 2016 · 2 Comments