Guantánamo Diary: Restored Edition

Guantánamo Diary: Restored Edition

by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Larry Siems (Editor)


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ISBN-13: 9780316517881
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 249,232
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Mohamedou Slahi was born in Mauritania in 1970. In 2001, he was detained and rendered to a prison in Jordan, then to Afghanistan, and finally to the U.S. prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, where he was subjected to severe torture.
He was cleared and released on October 16, 2016 and repatriated to his native country of Mauritania. No charges were filed against him during or after this ordeal.

Larry Siems is a writer and human rights activist and for many years directed the Freedom to Write program at PEN American Center. He is the author, most recently, of The Torture Report: What the Documents Say About America's Post-9/11 Torture Program. He lives in New York.

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Guantánamo Diary 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
5Matthew More than 1 year ago
Should win a Pulitzer Prize—Beautifully written account by a Mauritanian whom the Germans, Canadians, and Mauritanians decided after intense interrogation was no terrorist, but whom the U.S. nonetheless "rendered" to Jordan for torture and then to Bagram Air Base followed by Guantanamo Bay. Writ of habeas corpus granted in 2010, but still not released. Lt. Col. on U.S. prosecution team (whose friend had been copilot of UA Flt. 175 on 9/11) withdrew indicating he couldn't, as a Christian, continue to go with the prosecution using that kind of evidence. Larry Siems, the editor, has done a wonderful job through his introduction and footnotes, of filling in the blanks created by the U.S. censors and pulling helpful background information into the picture.
MontzieW More than 1 year ago
Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi and Larry Siems (Editor) is a very thought-provoking and disturbing book. This man was arrested and released in 2002. Arrested again and then held, although the government where he was arrested could not understand why he was arrested but they were doing it for the Americans. He was shipped to a couple of places until he arrived at Guantanamo. Never charged with anything, held from 2002 then was finally told he was to be released in 2009 by Judge Robertson but Obama's administration appealed it so he went back to the pit of forgotten souls. He kept a diary during his stay there and it is held by the government as "top secret" because they don't want their abusive ways known but of course we all know. With the freedom of information act, some redacted pages were released and published here. He describes what he went through, and he is still locked up. There was no convincing evidence at the arrest or at the trial or wrong doing but still he sits in a prison of horrors. Who is really the terrorist?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The account of USA German UK and Canadian run torture systems and indefinite incarceration as experienced by one of thousands held in detention at black sites around the world by request of the highest authority of the US Government. A remarkable expose detailing the worst of Western "Democraies " when the Ends Justify Any Means. An account of faith in the goodness of humanity that outlasts the evils imposed by individuals and groups who's objectives are overshadowed by ignorance and intolerance.