Guantánamo Diary

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“They started taking detainees away every night, by groups of twenty. We didn’t know where they were going to, but we thought the US. One day, it was my group’s turn. The Pakistanis took away our chains and gave us handcuffs ‘made in the USA’. I told the other detainees: ‘Look, we’re going to the US!’ I thought the Americans would understand that the Pakistanis had cheated them, and send me back to Saudi.”

In their latest volume, The London Review of Books has published the story of Mohammed el Gorani, the youngest person held at Guantánamo Bay.

(Via Maud Newton)


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →