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The Guantanamo Files


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Table of Contents

1. 'Operation Enduring Freedom'
2. The Qala-i-Janghi massacre
3. The convoy of death
4. Tora Bora
5. Escape to Pakistan: 'Osama's bodyguards'
6. Escape to Pakistan: Saudis and Yemenis
7. Flight to Pakistan: the diaspora
8. Kandahar
9. From Sheberghan to Kandahar
10. Others captured in Afghanistan
11. Guantanamo opens
12. House raids and other arrests in Pakistan
13. The capture of Abu Zubaydah and its aftermath
14. Bagram
15. Torture, abuse and false confessions in Guantanamo
16. 'Extraordinary rendition,' 'ghost' prisoners and secret prisons
17. Losing the war in Afghanistan
18. Challenging the law
19. Suicides, hunger strikes, medical malpractice and the abuse of the Koran
20. Endgame?

About the Author

Andy Worthington is a freelance investigative journalist. He has been researching and writing about Guantanamo since 2006, and has worked with the United Nations, WikiLeaks, Reprieve and Cageprisoners. He is the author of The Guantanamo Files (Pluto, 2007).


'An important book. If you care about our Government's complicity in these illegal and horrific acts then this book provides the evidence.' Ken Loach"Extraordinary rendition, false imprisonment, inhumane treatment - including torture and death in secretive detention sites - has forever destroyed the lives of hundreds of men, of whom I was one. This book is the first of its kind to collate accounts from the prisoners themselves."Moazzam Begg, former Guantanamo detainee and spokesman for CagePrisoners"Guantanamo Bay is a legal black hole. ... This book is the closest many of the prisoners will come to a fair trial. Andy Worthington [uses] the US government's own documents to prove that innocent people were swept up in the post-9/11 panic. This is important work, impressively written." Clive Stafford Smith, Legal Director of Reprieve, and author of Bad Men: Guantanamo Bay and the Secret Prisons"Stunning. ... [Worthington] undermines claims that the prison camp is filled with vicious killers and terrorists."Marc Falkoff, lawyer for 17 Yemeni prisoners and editor of Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak"A meticulous [book] about torture at the beginning of the twenty-first century. [Written with] poignancy, compassion and outrage."Marty Fisher, Co-Producer of the film, 'Taxi to the Dark Side' "[This book is] an important tool for coming to grips with how we as a nation allowed indefinite detention without charge, extraordinary rendition and torture to become national policies."Candace Gorman, lawyer for two Guantanamo prisoners

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