The best-selling author at Guantánamo

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***On October 17, 2016, Mohamedou was finally sent home after spending 14 years at Gitmo without ever being charged.***

Mohamedou Ould Slahi is a Mauritanian national who has been illegally detained by the U.S. for more than eleven years. Mr. Slahi was arrested in Mauritania in November 2001 on suspicion of ties to al-Qaeda. He was then illegally rendered by the U.S. government to Jordan, where he was detained, interrogated and abused for eight months. He was subsequently rendered to U.S. custody in Bagram, Afghanistan and finally to Guantánamo, where he has been held since August 2002.

Mohamedou’s newly released memoir, “Guantánamo Diary,” has been on the New York Times Best Seller list for two weeks. The first book written by a still imprisoned detainee, it details the savage beatings, sleep deprivation, death threats, and sexual humiliation he endured.

Link to original Guardian readings:

Link to Guardian animated video:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2015/jan/16/guantanamo-diary-trailer-video

Links to articles and interviews in the video:

https://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2015/01/20/378525648/heavily-redacted-detainees-guantanamo-diary-goes-on-sale

https://www.democracynow.org/2015/1/22/inside_the_us_torture_chambers_prisoners

Gitmo prisoner’s book hits New York Times bestseller list — but he may never know

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/guantanamo-detainees-diary-describes-interrogation-made-break/

https://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/archive/segment/54c00ceefe34445e790001d5

Music by Leon Michener, “This Time for Love”

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