Sunday, January 18, 2015

Did Gitmo "Suicides" Cover Up Murder?

This is a question many of have been asking since the three men died in 2006- just before my first trip to the base to visit my clients. Everything about their deaths was and is suspicious and I have written about this many times over the years. Now Joseph Hickman,  a former U.S. Army staff sergeant who was stationed in Guantánamo Bay from March 2006 to March 2007 has written a book about this--Murder at Camp Delta--which has just been published. You can also hear him on Democracy Now here.

H/O to W.A. again....

Guantanamo Diary

The guardian has an amazing series from the diary of Ould Slahi a current detainee at Guantanamo. Part of the story has to be how Ould was able to tell his story from inside Guantanamo. The diary is due to be published next week. Here is the description by the Guardian:

"The groundbreaking memoir of a current Guantánamo inmate that lays bare the harrowing details of the US rendition and torture programme from the perspective of one of its victims is to be published next week after a six-year battle for the manuscript to be declassified."

Guantánamo Diary, the first book written by a still imprisoned detainee, is being published in 20 countries and has been serialised by the Guardian amid renewed calls by civil liberty campaigners for its author’s release.

H/O to W.A. for alerting me to this.....