On 07 June 2013 Johina Aamer received a response to the letter she sent to PM David Cameron on 19 April 2013, asking for the reasons why her father remains at Guantanamo Bay.

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Obama "deeply humbled" on a visit to Mandela's prison cell in Robben Island while unashamedly keeping 166 detained without trial for 11 years

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Tariq Ramadan speaks to Moazzam Begg about the Guantanamo hunger strikers and if Muslims are doing enough for them

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012 19:25

Obama's 'God complex'


The fatal shooting of black teenager Trayvon Martin shocked a nation, inspired tens of thousands to march for justice and even prompted the US President to declare, "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon".
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اتهم نشطاء حقوقيون وصحفيون في اليمن إدارة الرئيس الأميركي باراك أوباما بالوقوف وراء سجن الصحفي المتخصص في شؤون الإرهاب عبد الإله حيدر شائع، وذلك بمناسبة مرور عام على اعتقاله

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While many have read the Cageprisoners article in the spirit it was written, there are some who have chosen to ignore the satire.
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The naked display of uncontrollable gung-ho emotion was bad enough but then a smug-looking Obama began sounding like Glenn Ford in a scene from High Noon as he lectured the world about "justice being done".
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Osama bin Laden is many things to many people, particularly when one considers his life over the course of the last 30 years. A one time a hero of the mujahideen in Afghanistan, and until recently, the world’s most wanted man.
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Andy Worthington on the shame and disappointment of the Obama administration's retreat from federal court trials for the 9/11 accused.

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The announcement on 4 April 2011 by US Attorney General Eric Holder that the alleged 9/11 conspirators will face trial by military commissions at Guantanamo Bay hails the complete failure by the Obama administration to fulfil its promise to close the notorious prison camp.

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Andy Worthington on President Obama's distressing decision to endorse indefinite detention at Guantanamo - and to revive military trials.

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Andy Worthington reports on how President Obama and the US Congress have both failed the Guantanamo prisoners.

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Monday, 15 November 2010 10:31

Why this toadying to Bush the bungler?

As we mourned the dead of two world wars and more recent conflicts, our Chief of the Defence Staff General Sir David Richards said the ‘war on terror’ can never be won.
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Monday, 08 November 2010 12:48

Guantánamo, Exception or Rule?

When I was down in Guantánamo a few months ago, a veteran German journalist let it slip that she didn't much care for the place. "This," she confided in me, and many of the other journalists there as well, "is the worst place I have ever visited in my entire career."
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At this point, I didn't believe it was possible, but the Obama administration has just reached an all-new low in its abysmal civil liberties record.  In response to the lawsuit filed by Anwar Awlaki's father asking a court to enjoin the President from assassinating his son, a U.S. citizen, without any due process, the administration late last night,according to The Washington Post, filed a brief asking the court to dismiss the lawsuit without hearing the merits of the claims. 

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Wednesday, 15 September 2010 12:50

Obama’s hollow Guantánamo apology

Andy Worthington analyzes the half-truths, omissions and mistaken policies revealed in the President's recent discussion of Guantanamo.

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Nine years after 9/11, President Obama bears considerable responsibility for failing to close Guantanamo or holding accountable President Bush's torturers.

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The story of Abdul Aziz Naji, forcibly repatriated from Guantanamo to Algeria last week - and calls for no further transfers.

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Friday, 26 February 2010 19:39

Hatred - and another agenda

Moazzam Begg gives a comprehensive response to allegations made in the press by Gita Sahgal, formerly of Amnesty International

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