US Embassy, London, UK. Thu 2 Jun 2016
Revealing thoufh SLahi's 'Guantanamo Diary' is, there are still pages that were almost entirely redacted - censored
by the US authorities. There is so much they have to hide about Guantanamo, a deeply shameful blot on
Slahi in the 1990s was a part of US backed activities in Afghanistan against the then communist government
but claimed to have severed all ties to them in the early 1990s.
A US Judge ordered he be released in 2010, but the US Dept of Justice appealed the case.
His memoirs were hand-written in English in 2005-6, and a heavily redacted version was declassified in 2012
Published in 2015, his Guatnamo Diary became an international best-seller.
His tortures at Guantanmo included being taken to sea for a mock execution as well as
isolation, temperature extremes, beatings and sexual humiliation.
After protesting outside the US Embassy, some of those present went on to
protest at Marble Arch, where many more members of the public, mainly tourists, were able to see them
and take the postcards they were handing out.
Slahi is one of around 80 detainees still held in Gunatanamo, despite Obama's promise to close it down.
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