Mansoor Adayfi

Mansoor Adayfi

Mansoor Adayfi is a writer, artist, activist, and former Guantánamo prisoner held for over 14 years without charges. Adayfi was released to Serbia in... 2016, where he struggles to make a new life for himself and to shed the designation of suspected terrorist. In 2019, Adayfi won the Richard J. Margolis Award for nonfiction writers of social justice journalism. His memoir, Don’t Forget Us Here, Lost and Found at Guantánamo was released in August 2021. He Works as Cage's Guatanamo Project Coordinator.


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As I mark my seventh Ramadan as a free man, I look back at the holy months I spent in Guantanamo with mixed feelings.

Opinion by Mansoor Adayfi
Published On 19 Apr 2023
FILE - In this May 14, 2009 file photo, reviewed by the U.S. military, Guantanamo detainees pray before dawn near a fence of razor-wire, inside Camp 4 detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. Guards were preparing to serve the first in a series of special meals Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, to prisoners at Guantanamo Bay to mark the end of the Muslim holy period of Ramadan. There will also be a special hour-long prayer for the holiday known as Eid al-Fitr in addition to the five daily prayers. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)