The announcement by the CPS and Scotland Yard regarding the decision not to pursue certain individuals from British intelligence in relation to allegations of complicity in torture may, on the face of it, seem to have brought the matter to a close. That, however, is not quite it.
“You are now the property of the United States and you have no rights.” These were the first words to greet me and other prisoners held in the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay. Ten years on little has changed.
Cageprisoners exclusive: Moazzam Begg in conversation with Colonel Talal al-Zaharni whose son died in Guantanamo in 2006
Moazzam Begg on the death of Gadhafi, and meetings with former prisoners during his recent trip to the Libyan capital.
“No parent should have to bury their child.” That was the first thought that crossed my mind when I met Talal al-Zaharani - father of one of the young men who died in Guantanamo in 2006 - last week in Oslo at the screening of the film Death in Guantanamo by Norwegian filmmaker Erling Borgen.
Moazzam Begg on his attempted visit to Canada and subsequent denial of entry by the Canadian Government due to being a former Guantanamo prisoner
Moazzam Begg outlines discoveries made during a visit to Libya which exposed the extent of the complicity in torture of Libyan prisoners by US and UK intelligence services.
As Obama comes to London, Shaker Aamer's decade-long ordeal, has still not been resolved while his family in Britain continue to wait in limbo.