It was 2002 when Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritian who had trained alongside al-Qaida, was first detained in Guantanamo Bay.
Nearly thirteen years later he remains in his cell, despite having never been prosecuted or had a charge laid against him.
His diary, hand-written on over 400 pages during his imprisonment, has been turned into the recently released book, Guantanamo Diary which gives a rare insight into the word’s most notorious prison.
The book was published with the help of his lawyer, Nancy Hollander, who is in Ireland to speak at the International Literature Festival Dublin this evening, and she joins me in the studio.
Nancy Hollander, US criminal defence lawyer, will speak about the book Guantanamo Diary at the International Literature Festival Dublin this evening, 6pm at the O’Reilly Theatre.
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