Andy Worthington

Human Rights

Abdul Latif Nasser: Facing life in Guantanamo

The Moroccan national was approved for release but an administrative delay means he will continue to be incarcerated.

Guantanamo Bay

Obama v Trump on Guantanamo and torture

Obama didn't want to spend political capital to close Guantanamo, leaving it fully functional for Trump to use.

Human Rights

Guantanamo torture victims should be allowed UN visit

Why does the US think it is acceptable to deny 'high-value detainees' at Guantanamo medical and psychological help?

Human Rights

The collapse of Guantanamo's military commissions

Dismissal of David Hicks' terror conviction casts doubt on future of Guantanamo's trial system.


Punishment, not apology after CIA torture report

After the shock of the CIA torture report, those responsible for the programme must be held accountable.


Britain's latest counterterrorism disasters

The truth about renditions and detentions at the island of Diego Garcia has to be revealed.


Is Bowe Bergdahl worth five Taliban prisoners?

Why critics are mistaken in attacking the Taliban prisoner exchange.


Waiting for progress on Guantanamo

A year after Obama's promise to resume releasing prisoners from Guantanamo, 78 men cleared for release are still there.

US & Canada

Guantanamo forever

Cleared detainees remain locked up and judicial review boards continue to value dubious evidence.


Guantanamo's secretive review boards

The long delayed Periodic Review Boards have resumed work amid charges of secrecy and obstruction.

US & Canada

At Guantanamo, a microcosm of the surveillance state

The military trials have been discredited by charges of tampering and monitoring of defence files, the author writes.


It's time to end the injustice of Guantanamo and Bagram

Twelve years after the 9/11 attacks, many prisoners of the "War on Terror" remain in legal limbo.