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behind the bars: guantanamo bay

Behind the Bars: Guantánamo Bay – An Editor's Letter

An introduction to our week of stories from the world's most notorious prison.
Alex Miller
11.10.14
behind the bars: guantanamo bay

The Declaration of No Human Rights

My extended periods in solitary confinement have led me to conclude that the US government have already adopted the DNHR.
Shaker Aamer, Illustrations: Tom Scotcher
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'Crime and Punishment' by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

If I were running an illegal detention centre in a distant no man's land where prisoners could be held indefinitely and without trial, I, too, would not want detainees to read Fyodor Dostoyevsky's masterpiece Crime and Punishment.
Reza Aslan
11.10.14
behind the bars: guantanamo bay

Cooking Ahmed Rabbani’s Biryani at Tayyab's East London Curry House

It's the Guantánamo detainee's most-missed dish.
Oscar Rickett
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'Hidden Agendas' by John Pilger

The author says his book "defines a modern version of fascism, of which Guantánamo is a dark beacon".
John Pilger & Amy McQuire
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'A People's History of the United States' by Howard Zinn

John Howard on why Zinn's radical history is banned from Gitmo.
John Howard
11.10.14
behind the bars: guantanamo bay

What Happens When I Try to Give My Guantánamo Guards Presents

"Once, my block commander had a seizure. I found myself crying."
Emad Hassan
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'The Kill List' by Frederick Forsyth

The writer says it's "a badge of honour" to be banned in Gitmo.
Frederick Forsyth
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'The Merchant of Venice' by William Shakespeare

This banned book reflects the "legal nightmare" of Gitmo, argues Melvyn Bragg.
Melvyn Bragg
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'Blasphemy' by Alan Dershowtiz

"I was shocked to learn that my book had been censored in Guantánamo."
Alan Dershowitz
11.10.14
The Banned Books of Guantánamo

'The Diary of a Young Girl' by Anne Frank

The starkest difference between the captivity of Anne Frank and those in Guantánamo Bay is that Anne Frank and her family were in hiding. It must be so surreal for those in Guantánamo to know that the whole world knows they're there.
Ariel Levy
11.10.14
behind the bars: guantanamo bay

Younous Chekkouri: My Road to Guantánamo

"I guess my tragedy starts from that first day when I was captured by bounty hunters."
Younous Chekkouri
11.10.14
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