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on the world: a view on human rights

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

Citizenship Deprivation: 21st Century Banishment

In the past few years, citizenship-stripping has become an important weapon in the arsenal of anti-terrorism laws in many western countries. Citizenship is increasingly removed on the basis of conduct … Continue reading

May 4, 2016 · 1 Comment

French Aid Worker Detained in Bangladesh for Helping Persecuted Rohingya

On 19 December 2015, 28-year old French aid worker Moussa Ibn Yacoub (born Puemo Tchantchuing, but known by the name he adopted upon  conversion to the Islamic faith) was arrested … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

French until Proven Terrorist

In the wake of a wave of attacks in the French capital on the evening of 13 November that killed 129 people and injured over 350 others, the French president … Continue reading

November 20, 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

Freedom is Slavery: Counterterrorism laws in 1984 2014

False narratives France 24, France’s state-run international news channel marked the anniversary of the September 11th 2001 attacks in New York with an exclusive documentary and discussion about Guantánamo Bay. … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · Leave a comment