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Towfiq Bihani has been held at Guantánamo Bay since early 2003. He is a keen poet, and has poetry in English and Arabic during his time in Guantanamo. Here you can read two of Tawfiq's poems, which he has shared with his Reprieve lawyer Shelby Sullivan-Bennis.
Ibrahim Halawa arrived back on the cold Dublin soil on October 24, more than four years after being jailed at 17 years old in Cairo. He stepped off the plane alongside the Irish ambassador to Egypt, Sean O Regan, to a welcoming party at the arrivals terminal of Dublin Airport.
“First, they make you lie down on your tummy…”. This was the start of a recent conversation with my seventy-year-old client, Saifullah, after I asked him to describe one of the punishments now being handed down regularly at Guantánamo Bay.
The US military has been accused of censoring art created by prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay – some of it showing torture and abuse carried out by the CIA and military personnel as part of the so-called “war on terror”.
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