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Binyam Mohamed, British torture victim in Guantánamo: an update

06-06-2008 02:15

Andy 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.

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Meeting Report: Binyam Mohamed: The Last Londoner in Guantánamo Bay

01-06-2008 22:43

At the start of the meeting, David Harrold speaking
Over 100 people attended a public meeting organised by the LGC on Saturday 31 May concerning the plight of Binyam Mohamed, a British resident currently facing a military tribunal and potentially the death penalty at Guantánamo Bay

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LGC Press Release: Tortured Londoner Faces Trial In Guantanamo Military Tribunal

01-06-2008 20:37

On 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.

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Binyam Mohamed’s letter from Guantánamo to Gordon Brown

30-05-2008 13:17

As 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.

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GTMO actions in London:Picnic tomorrow/Public Meeting on Sat. & June demos

29-05-2008 09:25

Tomorrow (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.

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Sheffield Guantanamo Campaign Meeting - 28 May

23-05-2008 23:11

Sheffield Guantanamo Campaign Meeting - 7.30pm Wednesday 28 May

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Guantánamo: Torture victim Binyam Mohamed sues British government for evidence

10-05-2008 21:29

Binyam Mohamed
Lawyers acting on behalf of Binyam Mohamed, a British resident in Guantánamo, who was rendered to torture in Morocco and in a CIA prison in Afghanistan, have sued the British government for refusing to provide evidence that may assist in his defence at Guantánamo. Andy Worthington, author of “The Guantánamo Files,” reports.

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Lush celebrates the release from Guantánamo of al-Jazeera journalist Sami al-Haj

06-05-2008 23:41

The poster celebrating Sami al-Haj's release
The cosmetics company, which was recently censored for promoting fair trials for Guantanámo prisoners held without charge or trial, is now promoting the recent release of one of those prisoners. Will the critics bare their unjust claws once more?

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Public meeting on 31/05: Binyam Mohamed: The Last Londoner in Guantánamo

06-05-2008 21:50

Public 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"

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Sami al-Haj’s Guantánamo torture pictures

18-03-2008 19:53

The first of Lewis Peake’s four pictures based on drawings by Sami al-Haj
Legal charity Reprieve releases the first of four pictures by political cartoonist Lewis Peake, based on detailed descriptions of drawings by Sami al-Haj, the al-Jazeera cameraman imprisoned in Guantánamo, which were censored by the Pentagon.

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Amnesty Protest in Nottingham City Centre - Close Guantanamo Bay

11-03-2008 21:22

Still open six years on, The University of Nottingham's Amnesty International Society's held a protest against the continuing human rights abuses at Guantanamo Bay. From 12-2pm in the Market Square On Sunday 9th March.

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Guantánamo whistleblower Stephen Abraham addresses European Parliament

04-03-2008 00:15

Andy 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.

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Britain’s Guantánamo: control orders renewed, as one suspect is freed

23-02-2008 16:23

Andy 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.

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Miliband on Diego Garcia and “extraordinary rendition”: Is this a joke?

22-02-2008 20:44

Andy 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.

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Guantánamo Britons’ Spanish extradition request: an update

15-02-2008 13:47

Andy 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.

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A letter from Guantánamo

17-01-2008 15:09

Andy 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.

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Gordon Brown urged to act for British residents in Guantánamo

15-01-2008 13:22

Andy Worthington, author of The Guantánamo Files, reports on the presentation of a letter to Prime Minister Gordon Brown, asking him to request the US authorities to return two British residents who are still held in Guantánamo, and also asking him to request that the prison be closed down.

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Guantánamo Britons resist Spanish extradition order

10-01-2008 00:31

Recovering 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.

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Six years of Guantanamo - Orange Friday National Events

08-01-2008 11:05

After the US government declared war on Afghanistan, hundreds of people were kidnapped by the Northern Alliance and US military forces under "suspicion" of fighting for the Taliban. What was carefully hidden were the leaflets distributed among mainly Northern Alliance fighters and tribal leaders which encouraged them to kidnap anyone they suspected of fighting.. for a $20,000 dollar reward.

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The Guantánamo Britons and Spain’s dubious extradition request

21-12-2007 18:17

Andy 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.