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Thoughts on #ImranKhan: I met him briefly at @AJEnglish studios where we spoke about #Guantanamo. He was disgusted by #Pakistan’s role in handing ppl to US without any legal process like #Afghanistan ambassador to Pakistan @abdulsalamzaeef and me. 1/9
I met him again in 2011 at an event for girls’ library in Afghanistan organised by @yvonneridley. We spoke about #WoT, #Gitmo & #AafiaSiddiqui for whom he’d fought. CIA’s Raymond Davies had killed 3 Pakistanis in #Lahore & we discussed how this was the moment to get her back. 2/9
Khan opposed #WaronTerror from the outset. He marched in #London against #Iraq invasion. After becoming PM he bought peace and security to tribal areas and ended US drone strikes. He sought peace with #Taliban & honoured ppl of #Afghanistan. 3/9
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Prosecutors and defense lawyers in the 9/11 case have wrapped up their first round of plea bargain talks -- and are headed back to the U.S. with topics that require wider government action. My dispatch from Guantanamo Bay on some of the issues, the scene. nytimes.com/2022/03/26/us/…
Unresolved questions include whether, as convicts, the men can still be held in communal confinement and whether the Pentagon will provide civilian-run health care for victims of torture.
Our updated trial guide. nytimes.com/article/septem…
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"The unenthusiastic reception at @hmpbelmarsh cd not deter me, but it certainly contributed 2 my rapidly declining of perception of #Britain as a reliable partner in the area of #HumanRights".

@UN Special Rapporteur on #Torture, @NilsMelzer (first visit to see #Assange) 🧵
@hmpbelmarsh @UN @NilsMelzer @CraigMurrayOrg @johnpilger @medialens @caitoz @Jonathan_K_Cook @ggreenwald @jimmy_dore @johnmcdonnellMP @StellaMoris1 @wikileaks How thoroughly depressing: the #UK's "#Guantanamo" gaol treated @UN official, @NilsMelzer, investigating torture, WORSE than he's experienced in #Ukraine provincial prisons and in #Turkey.

Let that sink in 🤔 Deeply shameful for all UK citizens...

#FreeAssangeNOW

2/n
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Ministerit @MarinSanna ja @KristaKiuru ,
yhteiskuntaamme kohtaa vakavin kriisi sitten vuoden 1939. Meistä suomalaisista miehistä ei tällä kertaa ole mihinkään, pelkäämme jopa omaa varjoamme sillä se saattaa sisältää Näkymättömän Vihollisen. Lapset ovat viimeinen toivomme.
5-11-vuotiaiden velvollisuus on nyt kääriä hiha ja maksaa synnytyslaitosvelkansa yhteiskunnalle. Ottamalla injektion he pysäyttävät omikronin. Sitten te @valtioneuvosto avaatte yhteiskunnan ja me miehet pääsemme frendien kaa taas kuntosalille ja lattelle ja pelaamaan lumimölkkyä.
HS:ssa oli 9.1. mielipidekirjoitus jonka mukaan 5-11-vuotiaiden täytyy saada itse päättää rokotuksistaan. So true sanoisi Trump.
hs.fi/mielipide/art-…
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#CloseGuantanamo
#Gitmo20

If you tuned into the Senate Judiciary hearing on closing #Guantanamo, led by Senator Dick Durbin in #December, you might have noticed that the word #Muslim was only mentioned once.

Thread & my op-ed in @MiddleEastEye below.

middleeasteye.net/opinion/us-gua…
The failure to explicitly confront the role of #Islamophobia in the existence of Guantanamo Bay & the use of torture demonstrates a willful neglect of the fact that neither would have been possible without the dehumanizing logics of Muslims in the War on Terror.
Rather than exhibiting any concern for the Muslims lives that were destroyed by detention at the notorious prison that is Guantanamo, the mainstream discourse prioritizes closing Guantanamo in order to restore the US’ reputation as a country that adheres to the rule of law.
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1. today marks the 20th anniversary of #Guantanamo: 780 human beings have been detained there in exceptionally cruel conditions,39 of them are still there, like #AhmedRabbani
2. as a journalist, I still remember the excitement when in 2011 we journalists got access to the detainees files thanks to the courage of @xychelsea,Julian #Assange and the #WikiLeaks journalists
3. the cruelty and atrocity of their treatment have deeply shocked me. As a Western citizen, I don't know how to ask these people to pardon us for the cruel, inhuman,brutal treatment they have experienced in our name
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1. oggi è una giornata speciale:sono passati 20 anni dalla creazione del lager icona della disumanità della guerra al terrorismo: #Guantanamo.Vi sono stati rinchiusi 780 esseri umani, ne rimangono 39: le torture e l'assoluta crudeltà che hanno subito sono difficili da raccontare
2. nel mio libro "Il Potere Segreto. Perché vogliono distruggere Julian #Assange e #WikiLeaks",prefazione di #KenLoach,@chiarelettere, ricostruisco il caso #Guantanamo con i documenti di #WikiLeaks, #GitmoFiles.
3.ricordo come oggi l'emozione di aver tra le mani le schede dei detenuti di #Guantanamo,grazie al coraggio di Chelsea Manning, di Julian #Assange e dei giornalisti di #WikiLeaks.Sono tra i documenti segreti per cui oggi Julian #Assange rischia 175 anni di prigione
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#GITMO20
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20 years ago, I was sent to #Guantánamo after being sold to the US for bounty. I was 19 years old and didn’t know much about the US. What I learned, I learned at Guantánamo.
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The Bush administration said that prisoners held at Guantánamo were all illegal combatants and weren’t covered under the Geneva Conventions.
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We lived in dog kennels at Camp X-Ray for the first months, where we weren’t allowed to talk, stand, or pray together. We weren’t told where we were or why we were being detained.
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¿Qué está pasa en la #Florida en este momento? Nos estamos desmoronando. Si fuera cualquier otro país,estarían enviando ayuda humanitaria en este momento.Pero los Estados Unidos son demasiados tercos para decir que su estado regimen está muriendo ante sus ojos. #ElNorteSinMáscara
Aquí estoy traduciendo al Español lo que está sucediendo en la #Florida. Me tomé el tiempo para hacer esto porque nadie más está informando sobre esto en nuestros medios. Y los medios extranjeros están ignorando lo grave que es la pandemia y la escasez de recursos en los
#EstadosUnidosDeAmérica. Es un tema tabú porque se supone que los Estados Unidos sea un paraíso que todos aman. La realidad para nosotros es muy diferente. Contrario lo que dicen los Republicanos Y Cubanos Exiliados que viven en un estado de delirio inducido por las drogas,
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1/10 The recently released @HBO documentary “The Forever Prisoner” ignores the ongoing brutal harms against Abu Zubaydah, the focus of the documentary, and all victims of the “War on Terror.”
2/10 The shortcomings of filmmaker Alex Gibney’s documentary remind us that justice delayed is justice denied and acknowledging harm should be a goal worth pursuing in and of itself.
3/10 Ultimately, Gibney’s film falls short of this goal.
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Today on #HumanRightsDay, I'm thinking of former #Guantanamo prisoner Nizar Sassi who said, "if you want a definition of this place, you don't have the right to have rights." (Find the rest of my thoughts in the thread below.)
I'm also thinking about how, despite commemorating a day meant to celebrate universal human rights, that many in the global majority are denied these rights, with some outright expelled from the global community on the basis of being undeserving.
I'm thinking about the Palestinian people, the Sudanese people, and everywhere else across the globe where people are rising up against state violence and repression. I'm thinking of those who take their rights whether or note the state decides to bestow rights upon them.
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Today on #HumanRightsDay, I'm thinking of former #Guantanamo prisoner Nizar Sassi who said, "if you want a definition of this place, you don't have the right to have rights." (Find the rest of my thoughts in the thread below.)
I'm also thinking about how, despite commemorating a day meant to celebrate universal human rights, that many in the global majority are denied these rights, with some outright expelled from the global community on the basis of being undeserving.
I'm thinking about the Palestinian people, the Sudanese people, and everywhere else across the globe where people are rising up against state violence and repression. I'm thinking of those who take their rights whether or note the state decides to bestow rights upon them.
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ieri ho scritto che tranne poche nobili eccezioni,la nostra informazione ci fa vivere nel #BraveNewWorld di #Huxley,dove guerra è pace, #Guantanamo è l'Hotel de Crillon di Parigi.
Mi scuso, ma la citazione corretta è #GeorgeOrwell1984, non #BraveNewWorld di #AldousHuxley
i due maestosi libri #GeorgeOrwell1984 e #BraveNewWorld di #AldousHuxley vengono spesso confusi,ma un follower (@TomLondon6) mi ha permesso di conoscere una sintesi fulminante sulla differenza che vi racconto
#Orwell aveva paura di quelli che avrebbero messo al bando i libri, #Huxley,invece, aveva paura del fatto che non ci sarebbe stata ragione di mettere al bando i libri, perché nessuno avrebbe voluto leggerli
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1.non riesco a trattenere mio sconcerto per l'articolo de la Stampa di ieri sul "Grand Hotel #Guantanamo".Tranne poche nobili eccezioni,la nostra informazione ci fa vivere nel #BraveNewWorld di #Huxley.La guerra è pace,il lager di #Guantanamo è l'Hotel de Crillon di Parigi
2.l'articolo di #Semprini prendeva spunto dal reportage di #CaroleRosenberg per il #NYTimes, questo qui (inglese): nytimes.com/2021/11/26/us/…
3. #CaroleRosenberg è la corrispondente ex Miami Herald che segue #Guantanamo dall'arrivo dei primi detenuti nel gennaio 2002,quando fu aperto.Rosenberg ne racconta atrocità e ferocia
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Have you ever heard of Operation Northwood? It was a false flag operation concocted by the #US Joint Chiefs of Staff in March 1962, after the Chief of Operations of the ‘Cuba Project’, asked them for pretexts to justify #US military intervention in #Cuba. tinyurl.com/2mecvjp7
This document tinyurl.com/2mecvjp7 proposes shocking acts of terrorism to be carried out by #CIA and other US agencies against US military and civilian targets, and Cubans, to be blamed on the Cuban government.
“World opinion, and the #UnitedNations forum should be favorably affected by developing the international image of the #Cuban government as rash and irresponsible, and as an alarming and unpredictable threat to the peace of the Western hemisphere.” tinyurl.com/2mecvjp7
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1. Day 2. Julian #Assange #ExtraditionHearing #UKHighCourtOfJustice.I'll report on it. In this extradition proceeding, the #USDoJ acts through the @CPSUK, challenging psychiatric evidence used by the judge Baraitser to deny extradition.There's an important info you have to know.
2.#CrownProsecutionService(#CPS) putting in question Julian #Assange's mental health: don't forget #CPS contributed to create the legal& diplomatic quagmire which kept #Assange arbitrarily detained 9 years and finally resulted in his arrest.This is how they looked at #JA's health
3. what I am trying to tell you is: when the Crown Prosecution Service (#CPS) tries to argue that the Julian #Assange's health is not in such a bad shape, hence he can be extradited, just consider how #CPS looked at his health. This is an official document from my #FOIA
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On 10/7/01, when the US launched the #WarOnTerror w/ Operation Enduring Freedom, they littered Afghanistan with Tomahawk missiles, cluster bombs, and pamphlets like this offering $$$$ for al Qaeda & Taliban fighters.
Like thousands of others, I was sold to the US for bounty money, sent to a black site where I was tortured & then sent to Guantanamo. I was only 18 years old. I wasn’t a fighter. I wasn’t al Qaeda leader or Taliban.
At Guantanamo, I met farmers who were sold by neighbors who wanted their land. I met charity workers, teachers, engineers, all kinds of men who were sold as fighters.

[Me at #Guantánamo Camp 6 2012]
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This week I graduated w/ excellence from college, at the very top of my class and student of the year. 20 years ago this week, I was kidnapped by warlords in Afghanistan and later sold to the US for bounty. I was 18 yrs old.
Education has always been important to me and to my family. My father insisted my sisters go to school and expected US ALL to get top marks. I left my village at 13 for high school in Sana’a. I knew I wanted to go to college.
When I was sent to #Guantanamo, I protested our inhumane treatment w/ hunger strikes and block riots, I refused to talk to interrogators. For this I was stripped of all “comfort items” including books, pens, paper.
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Hunger Strike Thread:
1/8
We had no rights at #Guantanamo. We had no power. We had nothing but our bodies and our lives and we had to use them to bring about change. Going on #hungerstrike is like entering a dark tunnel & the light at the end is death.
#artfromguantanamo
2/8
In the beginning, your stomach growls & begs for food. You dream of food. I dreamed of meals my father made after Ramadan--lamb mandi that melted in my mouth. I regretted every grain of rice left uneaten.
3/8
Days later, your stomach shuts down. Your body consumes your fat, then muscle. You feel pain in every cell consumed. You don’t sleep. You can’t concentrate and feel confused. Your vision blurs. Your heart beats so fast it’s hard to breathe.
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#Thread 1/8
20 years ago today, just 6 days after 9/11, George W. Bush gave the CIA broad powers to "Capture and Detain" anyone in what would become the #WarOnTerror
2/8
Weeks later, I was sold to the CIA and sent to a black site in Afghanistan where I was tortured along with many others until I confessed that I was someone I wasn't just to stop the pain. This is what I wrote in my book
3/8
I was then sent to #Guantánamo, where I spent over 14 years as a prisoner of the US. I didn't have rights, I didn't have an attorney or legal representation until 2009. I was never charged with a crime. I was never told why I was being held. I was only detainee ISN 441.
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1/8
20 years ago, I heard about 9/11 on the radio in Afghanistan. At 18, I couldn’t imagine buildings so tall or why someone would kill so many people. Soon after, I was sold to the US & sent to #Guantanamo. 8 years later, when I saw video of 9/11 for the first time,
2/8
I wept for all the innocent lives that lost since 2001.
I never could have imagined that this tragedy would be used to justify keeping me and hundreds of others locked up and tortured for nearly 15 years.
3/8
This is what I wrote about the day in my book, DON'T FORGET US HERE, LOST AND FOUND AT GUANTÁNAMO.
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#Spotlight: From the invasion of #Afghanistan & #Iraq, new #surveillance powers, to the opening of #Guantanamo, #September11 changed America | arab.news/bs3gk ImageImage
#September11: The total cost of the post-9/11 wars in #Afghanistan & #Iraq is estimated at $6tn, making them the most expensive in US history | arab.news/bs3gk ImageImageImage
#WATCH: After #September11, President Bush launched a #WarOnTerror & sent US troops to #Afghanistan & #Iraq. Read more here: arab.news/bs3gk
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What´s going on in GITMO?
-OTIS51 USMC KC130J
-WARR15 Mode S AE5A27??

#Guantanamo #Cuba
Interesting USSOCOM C146 Wolfhound at Port-au-Prince
I better be quiet, I can't say what I think...
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1. US invaded #Afghanistan after #Taliban refused to hand over Bin Laden after 9/11 attacks.
2. US invaded #Iraq based on tortured “confession” of Ibn al-Sheikh al-Libi that AQ was working with #Saddam to get WMDs.
3. But, just like AQ, there no WMDs in Iraq - until invasion.
4. Abu Musab al-#Zarqawi left Afghanistan to set up AQI in Iraq to fight US.
5. His tactics were so brutal than even AQ central tried to curb them.
6. Shia and Sunni groups who’d both fought occupiers turned on each other while US back one against the other.
7. Abu Ghraib abuse images shocked the world but Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (#torture) first used in Kandahar, Bagram and #CIA ‘black sites.’
8. Alleged AQ & Taliban captives sent to #Guantanamo where General Geoffrey Miller applied US approved torture methods.
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