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Tag Archives: Barack Obama

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 · 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

The London Guantánamo Campaign: The Obama Years (2009-2016)

On 21 January 2010, there were still 198 prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, the date by which Barack Obama was supposed to have closed the detention facility. The 2008 election promise … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · 3 Comments

The President Who Will Not Close Guantánamo

By the time Barack Obama became president of the United States in 2009, two-thirds of the prisoners at Guantánamo Bay had already been released by George Bush. With 242 remaining, … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · 1 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

Finding Justice at Guantánamo: Interview with Former Military Lawyer

On 5 November, 37-year old Kuwaiti Fawzi Al-Odah became only the second low-level prisoner held at Guantánamo Bay to be released in 2014. He is the first person to be … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · Leave a comment