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Finally Free: ‘Guantánamo Diary’ Author Released After 14 Years Without Charge

Finally Free: ‘Guantánamo Diary’ Author Released After 14 Years Without Charge

Hina Shamsi

After unlawfully imprisoning our client Mohamedou Ould Slahi at Guantánamo for 14 years without charge or trial, the U.S. government has finally released him. He is now home in his native Mauritania.

We are overjoyed for Mohamedou and his loving family, who have been anxiously awaiting his return for so many years. His release brings the U.S. one man closer to ending the travesty that is Guantánamo.

Mohamedou’s release comes after long legal battles and an outpouring of support worldwide, and he expressed his gratitude:


Sick & hypocritical.
That describes this corporate-run charade of a “government.”


I think it’s possible that “our freedoms” are not what the rest of the world hates us for.

I’m so glad that Mr. Siahi is now free, though many other political prisoners are still being tortured at Guantanamo and in U.S. prisons. Leonard Peltier, Chelsey Manning, and Ex-Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman have all been subjected to solitary confinement, which is recognized to be an especially cruel form of torture. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/02/solitary-confinement-isnt-punishment-its-torture


Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and friends…

Where is the International Criminal Court?

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