UK Guantánamo Newswire Archive
06-06-2008 02:15Andy Worthington, author of “The Guantánamo Files”, reports on the latest news about British resident Binyam Mohamed, who has just been put forward for trial by Military Commission at Guantánamo, at the same time that a UK court has made a ruling in his favour regarding his demand that the UK government reveal evidence of what it knew about his rendition to torture.
01-06-2008 20:37On Friday 30 May, the US announced its decision to try Binyam Mohamed, the last Londoner in Guantánamo Bay, on terrorism-related charges. All "evidence" relating to the charges was procured through torture in Morocco, one of his pitstops through the murky underworld of "extraordinary rendition". Binyam, if "convicted" in this "kangaroo court", faces the DEATH PENALTY.
30-05-2008 13:17As the US administration prepares to charge British resident Binyam Mohamed in a Military Commission at Guantánamo, Andy Worthington reports on his last-minute appeal to Prime Minster Gordon Brown to intervene on his behalf.
29-05-2008 09:25Tomorrow (Friday 30 May), the London Guantánamo Campaign is holding a picnic in Grosvenor Square next to the US Embassy at 3-6pm with People in Common/On Saturday 31 May, we have a public meeting to raise awareness about Binyam Mohamed in Queen's Park, west London/ and the schedule for actions in June. Join us and let the British and American government know that victims of the "war on terror" have not been forgotten.
06-05-2008 21:50Public meeting and film showing in west London on Saturday 31 May to raise awareness about the plight of Binyam Mohamed, the last Londoner in Guantánamo Bay. Speakers include Sarah Teather MP, Zachary Katznelson (his lawyers), Bisher El-Rawi (former detainee), Camilla Jelbart (Amnesty International and Bruce Kent. Film showing of "Outlawed"
04-03-2008 00:15Andy Worthington, the author of “The Guantánamo Files,” reports on a European Parliament meeting regarding the detainees in Guantánamo, and reproduces the testimony offered by former US military intelligence officer Stephen Abraham, the whistleblower who last year exposed the military tribunals as a sham.
23-02-2008 16:23Andy Worthington, author of “The Guantánamo Files,” contrasts the British government’s extension of control orders on alleged terror suspects with the case of Cerie Bullivant, whose control order was dismissed by a judge yesterday, because there was no “reasonable suspicion” that he intended to take part in terrorism.
22-02-2008 20:44Andy Worthington, author of “The Guantánamo Files,” notes that David Miliband’s confession about “extraordinary rendition” flights refueling on Diego Garcia does nothing to quell well-founded claims that the island has actually housed a secret “War on Terror” prison.
15-02-2008 13:47Andy Worthington, author of “The Guantánamo Files,” reports on the latest stage in the Spanish government’s attempts to extradite Omar Deghayes and Jamil El-Banna, two of the three Britons freed from Guantánamo in December, on long-discredited charges.
17-01-2008 15:09Andy Worthington, author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison, tells the story of imprisoned al-Jazeera cameraman Sami al-Haj, and reproduces the text of a recently declassified letter from Guantánamo.
10-01-2008 00:31Recovering from their ordeal in Guantánamo, returned British residents Jamil El-Banna and Omar Deghayes began their struggle to resist a Spanish extradition request in a London court. Andy Worthington, author of “The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison,” reports.
21-12-2007 18:17Andy Worthington, author of “The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison,” looks behind the headlines at the flawed intelligence fuelling the Spanish government’s request for the extradition of two of the three British residents freed from Guantánamo this week.