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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

What Democracy and Oil Can Buy You

20 March marks the twelfth anniversary of the start of the Iraq War in 2003 when US-led forces invaded and occupied the country on the pretext of regime change. Officially … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Guantánamo’s Friends

The US-run concentration camp at Guantánamo Bay turned 13 on 11 January 2015. 127 prisoners remain at the facility, almost all held without charge or trial. Guantánamo is perhaps the … Continue reading

January 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Creating a State of Mass Terror in the North Caucasus

On 23 December 2014, the longest criminal trial with the largest number of defendants in contemporary Russian history came to an end when a guilty verdict was pronounced in the … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 7 Comments

What Can You Tell Us about Omar Khadr? Interview with Dennis Edney QC

In 2004, Scottish-Canadian criminal defence barrister Dennis Edney QC was asked to provide legal representation to Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen seized by the US military in Afghanistan in 2002 … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 7 Comments

No More Broken Promises: Global Day of Action to Close Guantánamo

The US-run prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, where 154 men remain held almost wholly without charge or trial for more than 12 years, is perhaps the most potent symbol of … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · 1 Comment