Article for the Muslim Writers Awards (2009) describes the importance of writing for prisoners - even those who don't have pens
For some of the inmates of Guantanamo the only escape from years of isolation and torture came in the form of a coffin
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.
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
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.
Today’s approach to terrorism in the UK as a relatively new phenomenon ignores crucial lessons that should have been learned from Northern Ireland.
Powerful British drama explores issues surrounding British identity, intelligence services and suicide bombers
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.
Teaching Poetry to Prisoners – with Talha Ahsan’s Poetry Tutor Pat Winslow & Mike Marqusee
Response to the government report: "Tackling extremism in the UK"
Extradition and Guantanamos at home : Injustice & Talha Ahsan
Forgotten Women of the "war on terror"
More Syria-related police raids but no evidence of threat to UK
The prevent strategy: a cradle to grave police-state
Julian Assange: 'it's not just the Muslims'
CAGE releases new report on government counter-terorrism excesses
CAGE letter published in Evening Standard newspaper
Citizenship: a right or a privilege?
One after the other: Niqab, segregation and now the cartoon controversy