Two former detainees talk to Souad Mekhennet about the ongoing hunger strike at the prison and life after Guantanamo.
CagePrisoners welcomes the release of two Guantanamo detainees but encourages Obama to release all
This morning, at midnight I started my own hunger strike as part of the Stand Fast For Justice Campaign. Joining the campaign was something that I considered for a while during Ramadan, however, I was advised by many people that such an act is not permissible in Islam, so the most important part for me was to know from a scholar how to do this in a way that is Halal.
The Stand Fast for Justice campaign, started by Reprieve, asks individuals to pledge a number of days to go on a hunger strike in solidarity with the hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay.
Born in Algeria, Djamel Beghal was arrested in 2001 whilst on his way from Pakistan to Morocco making him one of the first victims of the "war on terror". He has been the subject of several miscarriages of justice and has been tortured, gassed and kept in inhumane conditions. Despite today being kept within a French prison, his writings reveal the patience and solace he has found in the Qur'an.
Starting from 16 July 2013 an Irish Muslim prisoner is bringing proceedings against the authorities for alleged Guantanamo-like conditions of detention and abuse. CagePrisoners publishes extracts of his testimony.
Exploring the tribulations of Imams Abu Hanifa, Malik, al-Shafi and Ahmed and our stance against injustice today
The voluntary departure from Britain of Omar Othman, better known as Abu Qatada, is a triumph for the independence of the judiciary over this and previous governments’ high profile attempts to send him back to an unfair trial in Jordan in which the evidence against him was obtained by torture. Our judiciary have safeguarded a prominent political refugee who our society chose to persecute in a disgraceful way.
Abu Qatada has arrived in Jordan today to stand trial. Far from losing his ten-year legal battle against the British government to stay in this country, it was Abu Qatada who chose to leave after the UK and Jordan ratified a treaty that would prevent evidence gained from torture being used in his trial.
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