mohamedou ould slahi

Mohamedou Ould Slahi










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jan 2015

Guantánamo Diary: A tale of American torture

Mohamedou Ould Slahi

.. he remains incarcerated more than 12 years after arriving at Guantánamo.

Siems believes Americans can no longer claim ignorance of the abuses at Guantánamo. “We’ve known, even today, that half of the men in Guantánamo have been cleared for release for years, for many years.”

“These are grievous mistakes and serious crimes” that, he says, the U.S. is declining to deal with. “We keep putting it off and putting it off. What we’re doing every day is we’re perpetuating those mistakes and those errors. That’s the really shocking thing.”

Slahi has never been charged with a crime. Nor have any of his torturers.

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via democracy now

Inside the U.S. Torture Chambers: Prisoner’s Guantánamo Diary Details 12 Years of Abuse, Terror

a horrible legal limbo

Nancy Hollander – 12 yrs – with no charges

would want to have a cup of tea with the people in his book

43 min – his personality is the opposite.. his optimistic/curious.. he has a fundamental ethic of treating everybody as an individual no matter who they are.. or what team they’re supposedly playing for.. everyone made up of good and evil.. depends on what percentage..




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Mohamedou Ould Slahi (Arabic: محمد ولد صلاحي‎) (born December 31, 1970) is a Mauritanian who has been detained at Guantánamo Bay detention camp since August 4, 2002. He is being held under the authority ofAuthorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists (AUMF), alleged by the US government to be “part of” al Qaeda at the time of his arrest.


In 2005, Slahi wrote his memoirs while in prison, a 466-page manuscript in English. He had learned this language since being held at Guantánamo. After litigation and negotiation, his lawyers achieved declassification by the US government six years later. Excerpts were published by Slate magazine as a three-part series beginning April 30, 2013. On May 1, 2013, Slate also published a related interview with Col. Morris Davis, the military’s chief prosecutor at Guantánamo from September 2005 to October 2007.

The book, Guantánamo Diary, was published in January 2015. It is the first work by a still-imprisoned detainee at Guantánamo. It provides details of his harsh interrogations and torture.

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guantanamo diary (8 min) video posted on the guardian:


voices from guantanamo