Moazzam Begg

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Thursday, 25 March 2010 02:54

Black and red: the colours of history

Article for the Muslim Writers Awards (2009) describes the importance of writing for prisoners - even those who don't have pens

Saturday, 12 December 2009 02:28

The Coffin: Another Way Out of Guantanamo

For some of the inmates of Guantanamo the only escape from years of isolation and torture came in the form of a coffin

Sunday, 11 July 2010 02:19

The way out - a reminder for Ramadhan

The Guantanamo prisoners have, despite unimaginable odds, faced their ordeal with dignity and strength sustained by an unshakeable faith. This is one of the reasons why so many of them have returned stronger - not weaker - for the experience of imprisonment.

Friday, 29 September 2006 02:15

New thinking demands rethinking

Some people think that Amnesty International’s description of Guantánamo as ‘the gulag of our times’ is too harsh. Others think quite the opposite

A speech about the concept of habeas corpus in a post 'war on terror world' at the Cageprisoners' session during the historical Convention on Modern Liberty

Wednesday, 20 September 2006 01:58

Guantanamo's catch-22

A few months ago, I was approached by U.S. military defence attorneys, something I have grown increasingly accustomed to since my release from the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. The request wasn't from lawyers defending Guantanamo detainees. The defendant was a soldier facing several charges, including detainee abuse at a U.S. detention facility in Bagram, Afghanistan. 

His hair has grown, his voice sounds a little deeper and his wounds appear to have healed somewhat. But what isn’t clear from the first ever Guantánamo interrogation video to be released for public consumption is that Omar Khadr is blind in one eye. 

Thursday, 20 September 2007 20:22

Never Talk to Terrorists

Today’s approach to terrorism in the UK as a relatively new phenomenon ignores crucial lessons that should have been learned from Northern Ireland.  

Thursday, 01 November 2007 20:15


Powerful British drama explores issues surrounding British identity, intelligence services and suicide bombers

Friday, 22 January 2010 20:12

Murder in Guantanamo - and a hope in Europe

They once called it ‘asymmetrical warfare’ and a ‘good PR move’ but the US administration may soon have to call the alleged suicides of prisoners in Guantanamo something they were trying to hide all along: murder.

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