Mohamedou Ould Slahi’sGuantánamo Diary

One man’s account of rendition, torture and detention without charge at the hands of the US

A panel of national security, intelligence, and other officials cleared Guantánamo detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi for release on 2 June 2016. Read more

Slahi’s book, the first and only memoir by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee, was published in January 2015 — with numerous redactions — from a 466-page handwritten manuscript. It was an international bestseller and has since been translated into multiple languages for publication in more than 25 countries.

Guantánamo Diary  is now out in paperback. As Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been unable to speak about his book himself, his incredible, moving story is being brought to life by celebrities who have been touched by his story. We have released exclusive audio extracts read by Benedict Cumberbatch, Jude Law, Neil Gaiman, Nadya Tolokonnikova, John Hurt, Clarke Peters, Brian Eno, Hari Kunzru, Nick Cave, Dominic West, Alan Cumming and Stanley Tucci. You can read Mohamedou’s full story here.

Narrated excerpts

Guantánamo Diary on the Guardian


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Mohamedou Ould Slahi has now been cleared for release, after a review board of national security, intelligence and other officials determined that he poses no significant threat to the United States. Mohamedou Slahi has spent 14 years inside Guantanamo waiting for his freedom. Now he can finally go home - if we keep up the pressure.

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