Saturday, June 29, 2013
There is not much for the men being held at Guantanamo to do over the course of the day---and there hasn't been much for the men to do over the course of their now 11 years of being held without charge. Before the hunger strike the men could mingle with each other during the day....watch some news on the TV... and those physically able could play a little soccer in the field outside their prison walls. All that stopped when the powers to be decided that the men should be held in solitary cells while on their hunger strike. But one detainee actually has a job- Mohamedou Ould Slahi has a book contract for his memoirs. You can read excerpts of his memoirs here and you can read about his book deal here. It is not a pretty story but I feel confident it will be well written while it exposes life at the gulag.
Posted by H. Candace Gorman at 10:52 AM