Guantánamo Diary by Larry Siems

Guantánamo Diary

byLarry Siems, Larry Siems, Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Kobo ebook | January 20, 2015

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An unprecedented international publishing event: the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee.

Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detainee camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime. Although he was ordered released by a federal judge, the U.S. government fought that decision, and there is no sign that the United States plans to let him go.

Three years into his captivity Slahi began a diary, recounting his life before he disappeared into U.S. custody and daily life as a detainee. His diary is not merely a vivid record of a miscarriage of justice, but a deeply personal memoir---terrifying, darkly humorous, and surprisingly gracious. Published now for the first time, GUANTÁNAMO DIARY is a document of immense historical importance.

Title:Guantánamo DiaryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 20, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031632860X

ISBN - 13:9780316328609


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone should read "Guantanamo Diary" I approached this book skeptically, doubting the objectivity of the author and editor, but long before the end I was convinced that this is an honest account of the experiences of a man who is thoughtful, intelligent, and more reasonable than someone in his circumstances could be expected to be. I strongly suspect that, as he says, he committed no crime our terrorist acct. The U.S.owes him and his fellow detainees speedy, fair judicial proceedings and, probably in his case and many others, freedom and compensation for what we have done to them. I also wish, without much hope, that those who authorized and designed what we did in the "rendition" sites and at Guantanamo could face trial for their actions.
Date published: 2015-08-19