Guantánamo diary

by Slahi, Mohamedou Ould,

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An unprecedented international publishing event: the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee.

Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime. A federal judge ordered his release in March 2010, but the U.S. government fought that decision, and there is no sign that the United States plans to let him go.

Three years into his captivity Slahi began a diary, recounting his life before he disappeared into U.S. custody, "his endless world tour" of imprisonment and interrogation, and his daily life as a Guantánamo prisoner. His diary is not merely a vivid record of a miscarriage of justice, but a deeply personal memoir---terrifying, darkly humorous, and surprisingly gracious. Published now for the first time, GUANTÁNAMO DIARY is a document of immense historical importance and a riveting and profoundly revealing read.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "A Guantanamo detainee endures a hellish ordeal in this riveting prison diary. Slahi, an electrical engineer, was arrested in his native Mauritania in 2001 at the behest of the U.S. government and has been incarcerated at the American military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for 13 years. (The memoir was originally written in 2005 but was only recently declassified, with redactions.) There he fought a Kafkaesque battle with interrogators who pressured him to admit involvement in the 9/11 attacks and the failed "millennium plot" to bomb several targets on Jan. 1, 2000, which he insisted he had no part in, and subjected him to vicious beatings, freezing temperatures, sleep deprivation, sexual groping, and threats that his mother would be imprisoned. After months of abuse, Slahi says, he falsely confessed to terrorism charges. The gripping memoir, ably edited by Larry Siems, captures the prisoner's suffering and disorientation, yet has currents of reflectiveness and empathy as Slahi strives to understand his captors and connect with their humane impulses. His case is complicated: he trained with al-Qaeda in Afghanistan in the early 1990s, but he was ordered released from Gitmo by a federal judge in 2010 (though Slahi is still imprisoned there), and Siems's introduction makes a cogent case for his innocence. Whatever the truth, this searing narrative exposes the dark side of the "war on terror"-the system of arbitrary imprisonment and "enhanced interrogation" where justice gives way to lawless brutality. (Jan.) c Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Slahi, Mohamedou Ould -- Diaries.
Political prisoners -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base -- Diaries.
Mauritanians -- Cuba -- Guantánamo Bay Naval Base -- Diaries.
Political prisoners -- United States -- Diaries.
Prisoners of war -- United States -- Diaries.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009 -- Biography.
Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba) -- Biography.
Publisher New York :2015.
Edition First edition.
Contributors Siems, Larry, editor.
Language English
Description xlix, 379 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 377-379).
ISBN 9780316328685
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