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Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Mohamedou Takes Tea with his Torturers: A Guantánamo Fantasy

David Moshman | Posted 03.13.2017 | Politics
David Moshman

President Obama is still trying to close Guantánamo. And Mohamedou Slahi, author of Guantánamo Diary, is still there. Which reminds me, I have a m...

A Review of 'Guantanamo Diary'

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 01.06.2017 | Home
Azadeh Shahshahani

Currently 122 detainees remain at Guantanamo. The Obama administration claims that it is attempting to transfer some of them out, while others cleared for release by several federal agencies are allegedly to be set free in the coming months.

Before the Dawn

Kathy Kelly | Posted 07.02.2016 | World
Kathy Kelly

Each year, throughout the Muslim world, believers participate in the month-long Ramadan fast. Here in Kabul, where I'm a guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, our household awakens at 2:15 a.m. to prepare a simple meal before the fast begins at about 3:00 a.m.

The Great Writ: How Medieval Law Explains the Horror of Guantanamo Bay

Jacob Schuman | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Jacob Schuman

Mohamedou Ould Slahi and over 100 other men remain at Guantanamo, held indefinitely without effective legal recourse. So long as it remains open, the detention camp poses a threat to liberty around the world, as there is nothing to stop a President from seizing and imprisoning there anyone for any reason at all.

Closing Guantánamo: A Primer for the President

Nancy Talanian | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Nancy Talanian

If the president is serious about wanting to close the prison, and I hope he is, here are some helpful suggestions.

Guantánamo Diary: An Epic for Our Times

Noa Yachot | Posted 03.22.2015 | Home
Noa Yachot

Literary history was made today with the publication of the first-ever book by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee. Mohamedou Ould Slahi's Guantánamo Diary was finally published with some redactions after years of litigation to declassify it.

Liz Cheney, It's Your Father's Fault

Scott Payne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Payne

The Bush administration authorized torture. Because of that, we do not have enough admissible evidence to try Mohamedou Slahi in federal court or even in a military tribunal.

Duty vs. Conscience at Gitmo: A Former 9/11 Prosecutor Speaks Out

Joel B. Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joel B. Schwartzberg

Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Couch says alleged 9/11 conspirator Mohamedou Ould Slahi was tortured at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay.