Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi

Guantánamo Diary

byMohamedou Ould SlahiEditorLarry Siems

Paperback | December 1, 2015

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The acclaimed national bestseller, welcomed on the cover of the New York Times Book Review--the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee.

Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detainee camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba since 2002. 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. Guantánamo Diary is a document of immense emotional power and historical importance.

About The Author

Mohamedou Slahi was born in Mauritania in 1970. He has been detained at the U.S. prison at Guantánamo Bay since 2002. In 2010, a federal judge ordered him released--a decision the government appealed. The U.S. government has never charged him with a crime. He remains imprisoned in Guantánamo.Larry Siems is a writer, human rights activi...
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Title:Guantánamo DiaryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 1.25 inPublished:December 1, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316389250

ISBN - 13:9780316389259

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"Once considered such a high-value detainee that former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld designated him for 'special interrogation techniques'....Slahi had been subjected to sleep deprivation, exposed to extremes of heat and cold, moved around the base blindfolded, and at one point taken into the bay on a boat and threatened with death....Slahi faces no criminal charges."-Carol Rosenberg, Miami Herald