Dear MoveOn member,
A man detained without charge for nearly 14 years at Guantanamo Bay Prison has a chance at freedom—and he needs our help right now.1
Mohamadou Ould Slahi, who suffered extreme torture sanctioned by then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, is in the midst of a long-awaited Periodic Review Board process, which could result in his release.2
His team of lawyers has demonstrated that Slahi is no threat whatsoever. But a public outcry against indefinite detention and the injustices of Guantanamo may also help to win his release.
While imprisoned, Slahi wrote a memoir by hand, which he recently published under the title "Guantanamo Diary."3 Slahi's lawyers say that he longs to return to his family, who are waiting to support him as he restarts his life after more than a dozen years in prison.4
Thanks for all you do.
—L. Michael Hager
1. "Severely tortured Guantánamo detainee makes case for freedom at board hearing," The Guardian, June 2, 2016
2. "One Guantánamo Detainee Pleads for Release, but Another Does Not Appear," The New York Times, June 2, 2016
3. "Severely tortured Guantánamo detainee makes case for freedom at board hearing," The Guardian, June 2, 2016
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