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Tag Archives: Afghanistan

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 · 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

Chaos in Chios: A “Hotspot” of Bother

Refugees Welcome? The year 2015 saw a record 65 million people displaced worldwide. Other records were broken as over one million people fled to Europe by sea, coupled with a … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 2 Comments

The London Guantánamo Campaign: The Bush Years (2006-2009)

This is the story of how ordinary everyday people make a difference to the world around them. I set up the London Guantánamo Campaign (LGC) in 2006 with the family … Continue reading

January 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Obama closed Bagram, so why not Guantánamo?

With less than 18 months before the end of Barack Obama’s term as US president, the question of whether or not he will be able to keep his key election … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Immigration Detention: Building Our Own Guantánamos

Some are more equal than others. According to the mainstream media, the small number of Caucasian males held prisoner by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group … Continue reading

June 5, 2015 · 3 Comments

Privatisation: A New Tool to Hamper War Crimes Prosecutions

In international law, war crimes and crimes against humanity, such as torture, are considered so heinous that they fall under universal jurisdiction and can be prosecuted anywhere. Bringing foreign war … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 2 Comments