Guantanamo at 20: Through the eyes of a detainee

The Take hears from Mansoor Adayfi, a survivor who has devoted his life to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison.

A Guantanamo detainee holds onto a fence inside the Camp 6 high-security detention facility
A Guantanamo detainee holds on to a fence inside the Camp 6 high-security detention facility at Guantanamo Bay [Michelle Shephard/Pool/Reuters]

In 2001, while doing research in Afghanistan, Mansoor Adayfi says he was captured and turned over to the CIA. He turned 19 in a black site and weeks later found himself hooded and shackled at the newly opened American military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Hundreds of prisoners arrived in the first years; now dozens remain. Mansoor tells us his own story and how he and other detainees are trying to bring an end to a seemingly endless emblem of American injustice, the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

In this episode:

  • Mansoor Adayfi (@MansoorAdayfi ), former Guantanamo detainee #441, author of, “Don’t Forget Us Here” and @UK_CAGE Guantánamo Project Coordinator

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Source: Al Jazeera