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Azadeh Shahshahani co-authored an article on Huffingtonpost.com with Leila Sayed-Taha earlier this month: A Review of Guantanamo Diary. The article served to shine light on the story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi who has never been charged with a crime but is imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay.
Slahi had a brief affiliation with Al Qaeda in Afghanistan in the 1990’s. In the early 2000’s Slahi was detained and transferred to numerous detention centers and finally shipped to Guantanamo Bay where he is being held prisoner today. The article highlights some excerpts from the highly redacted book, ‘Guantanamo Diary’ speaking on the atrocities that prisoners have to endure sometimes with no real charges for being detained.
One excerpt from the book describes him feeling something close to sympathy for the very ones that were holding him captive and causing him so much agony. It is extraordinary that Slahi did not allow the torture that we was undergoing to dehumanize him.
You can read Shahshahani's article here.
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