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Andy Worthington

Andy Worthington is a journalist, the author of The Guantánamo Files (Pluto Press), the first book to tell the stories of all the prisoners in Guantánamo, and the co-director (with Polly Nash) of the new documentary film, Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo. He maintains a blog at andyworthington.co.uk.



Yemeni Gitmo detainees now the victims of hysteria
COMMENTARY | January 07, 2010
The Christmas Day attempted bombing of an American airliner had nothing directly to do with the Yemeni detainees cleared for release from Guantánamo, writes journalist Andy Worthington, who has exhaustively chronicled the stories of those held in the island prison. And by capitulating to the unprincipled fearmongering following the bomb plot, the Obama administration is playing into the hands of those whose only wish is to keep Guantánamo open forever.

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