2020-01-17 12:04:07

A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices From Guantánamo



Sonali Kolhatkar speaks with Peter Jan Honigsberg, a Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law and founder and director of Witness to Guantanamo. His earlier books include Our Nation Unhinged: The Human Consequences of the War on Terror and Crossing Border Street: A Civil Rights Memoir. His new book is A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices From Guantánamo.

Eighteen years ago the first of what would become nearly 800 men were processed at the US-run detention facility in Guantanámo, Cuba, as so-called “enemy combatants.”

Today, 40 men remain incarcerated without being charged and most will likely die there. About 740 have been released, most of them never charged with any crimes.

Having interviewed more than 150 former detainees, their family members, prison guards, chaplains, attorneys, and others involved in Guantanámo, Sonali Kolhatkar's guest, Peter Jan Honigsberg, tells the sordid tale of that American gulag in a new book A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices From Guantánamo.

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