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Category Archives: Guantánamo Bay/ Extraordinary Rendition

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

Crime and Punishment? Prosecutions of Former Guantánamo Prisoners in Europe

All European citizens held at Guantánamo were released by 2005. None were ever prosecuted. Since their return to Europe, however, some have faced persecution and prosecution. Below is an alphabetical … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Europe Turns the Screws on Former Guantánamo Prisoners

The US-run detention centre for “war on terror” prisoners at Guantánamo Bay is truly a collaborative effort; dozens of states worldwide assisted the US in the arrest, detention, torture or … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · 1 Comment