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Guantanamo From Both Sides of the Wire

On Tuesday 20th of January 2009 the Cageprisoners "Two Sides, One Story -- Guantanamo From Boths Sides of the Wire Tour" -- a tour to mark seven years of unlawful detention, abuse and torture, came to Sheffield, UK. Christopher Arendt (former Guantanamo guard, Iraq Veterans Against War), Moazzam Begg (former Guantanamo prisoner, spokesperson for Cageprisoners) and Omar Deghayes (former Guantanamo prisoner, Save Omar) were introduced by Jillian Creasy on behalf of the Sheffield Guantanamo Campaign. It was an outstanding and very moving event and an audio recording of the meeting and some photos can be found on Sheffield Indymedia and The A-Infos Radio Project.

Omar Deghayes, Moazzam Begg and Christopher Arendt

Audio Two Sides, One Story - Omar Deghayes, Moazzam Begg and Christopher Arendt - mp3 46M

Audio Two Sides, One Story - Questions and Answers - mp3 28M

The first night of the tour, London on 11th January, was recorded by We Are Change London and Jaralla Al-Marri (former Guantanamo prisoner and Aljazeera Journalist) spoke at this event, he has since left the tour to try to enter Gaza -- on a Free Gaza boat.

See also the excellent Guantanamo Voices site, a blog tracking the tour and for more background information see, Cageprisoners, The National Guantánamo Coalition, The Campaign against Criminalising Communities, Reprieve and Andy Worthington.