In January of this year, for the first time, the world got to hear the full story of someone imprisoned at Guantánamo. Guantánamo Diary, by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, is the first book written by a prisoner currently locked up in the infamous US torture camp. The publisher called it, "An international publishing event."
"Remember that one time when Obama closed Gitmo?" Neither do we! This week, Cindy Sheehan welcomes Debra Sweet, National Director of World Can't Wait, who will talk about the Close Gitmo Now Tour 2014 and why it's still an urgent imperative to close the offshore torture camp.
This program was broadcast on December 14, 2013.
WASHINGTON (VOR) – The trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning is not over yet, but the army private has been convicted of 19 charges that could lead to more than 130 years in prison. Despite his charges, he was acquitted of the most serious charge of aiding and abetting the enemy.
This has led to a national debate about what this result means for whistleblowers and would-be leakers of evidence of military malfeasance, in this case possibly war crimes.
Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky talked with Debra Sweet, director of The World Can't Wait, to discuss the case and its implications.
This program was broadcast on July 31, 2013.