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Omar Deghayes

Omar Deghayes, Former Guantanamo Prisoner, Speaks Out On Camp

Matt Sledge | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Matt Sledge

On Saturday my colleague Ryan Reilly's long report on the history -- and future -- of the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay was published. As part of repo...

WATCH: Former GITMO Detainee Lost Use Of Eye Due To Torture

Posted 01.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Former Guantanamo detainee Omar Deghayes came on HuffPost Live Tuesday to discuss his experience being tortured and how he lost sight in one eye at th...

Foul Play At Guantanamo Bay: Former Detainee Describes Time At Gitmo

Posted 01.11.2012 | World

Ten years after the first prisoners arrived at Guantanamo Bay, the United States is observing a somber anniversary. In the video above, Democracy Now!...

UK Sought Rendition of British Nationals to Guantanamo; Tony Blair Directly Involved

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Previously classified documents reveal how the Labour government was happy for British nationals and residents seized in Afghanistan and Pakistan to be rendered to Guantánamo.

House Kills Plan to Close Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The House Armed Services Committee turned down the Obama's administration's request for some $350 million intended to close Guantánamo and buy a new prison in Illinois.

Omar Deghayes: How I Fought To Survive Guantánamo

The Guardian | Patrick Barkham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It is not hot stabbing pain that Omar Deghayes remembers from the day a Guantánamo guard blinded him, but the cool sen­sation of fingers being stabb...

Spanish Judge Resumes Torture Case Against Six Senior Bush Lawyers

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Judge Baltasar Garzón is pressing ahead with a case against six senior Bush administration lawyers for implementing torture at Guantánamo.