Guantánamo Diary

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The Mauritanian review – fence-sitting Guantánamo drama provides few answers
This painfully worthy adaptation of former inmate Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s diary stars only good guys, and is hand-wringingly self congratulatory

Peter Bradshaw

31, Mar, 2021 @11:14 AM

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‘We don’t live in a world of goodies and baddies, do we?’ The true story behind The Mauritanian
Mohamedou Ould Slahi was tortured and detained without charge in Guantánamo for 14 years. Tahar Rahim, Jodie Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch discuss bringing his memoir to life

Steve Rose

26, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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My Brother’s Keeper: a former Guantánamo detainee, his guard and their unlikely friendship - Guardian documentary
Mohamedou Ould Salahi and one of his former guards, Steve Wood, reunite in Mauritania 13 years after last seeing each other, rekindling an unlikely relationship that profoundly changed their lives.

Laurence Topham, Lindsay Poulton, Tom Silverstone, Charlie Phillips and Mustafa Khalili

23, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Guantánamo Diary author 'blocked from travelling for medical treatment'
Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who was released from Guantánamo Bay in 2016 after 14 years in detention without charge, has been refused a passport to leave Mauritania

Alison Flood

01, Mar, 2019 @1:44 PM

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With my brother in Guantánamo Bay, the heart of my family is missing | Yahdih Ould Salahi
He will now have his case reviewed. We are desperately hoping that we can finally welcome Mohamedou back home

Yahdih Ould Salahi

29, May, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Guantánamo Diary author makes Samuel Johnson prize longlist
Mohamedou Ould Slahi among a dozen writers including Jonathan Bate and Robert Macfarlane in contention for £20,000 non-fiction prize

Alison Flood

21, Sep, 2015 @11:01 PM

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Green Zone producers option Guantánamo Diary
Current Guantánamo inmate Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s’s account of imprisonment, abuse and torture acquired by Hollywood producers

Henry Barnes

03, Jun, 2015 @10:47 AM

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Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi review – the global war on terror has found its true witness
An extraordinary account of rendition, captivity and torture reveals the radicalisation of the US military-intellectual complex

Pankaj Mishra

13, Feb, 2015 @7:30 AM

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Guantánamo Diary reading: 'Slahi has written himself out of invisibility'
Writer rendered his words redacted, but actors, artists, authors and attorneys came together in New York to bring Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s account to life

Sarah Galo in New York

10, Feb, 2015 @9:46 PM

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Guantánamo Diary: Prisoner's journey from detainee to bestselling author
Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s book debuts at number 14 as ‘epic struggle for the American soul’ continues to grip the consciences of audiences

Nicky Woolf in New York

29, Jan, 2015 @9:53 PM

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Guantánamo officials faked letter from inmate’s mother who could not write
Ploy was intended to persuade inmate to cooperate, brother tells event marking publication of memoir Guantánamo Diary

Ian Cobain

21, Jan, 2015 @1:27 PM

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Read Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s original handwritten manuscript
His extraordinary account, handwritten over 466 pages from his single cell at Camp Echo in 2005, is finally being published after years of litigation — and more than 2,500 redactions by the US government

20, Jan, 2015 @8:53 AM

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