Scott Horton Interviews Andy Worthington

Scott Horton, January 19, 2010

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Andy Worthington, author of The Guantanamo Files, discusses the “supermax” modernization program for Bagram prison in Afghanistan, the Bush administration’s dismantling of proper and longstanding military tribunals for determining a war prisoner’s status (used extensively in the first Gulf War), the Justice Department’s fight to preserve Bagram’s extralegal status, the secrecy still surrounding “ghost prisoners” held worldwide under US auspices and why the US refuses to release Gitmo prisoner Shaker Aamer.

MP3 here. (51:18)

Andy Worthington writes for Counterpunch, the Future of Freedom Foundation and He is the author of The Guantanamo Files and blogs at His documentary movie Outside the Law: Stories From Guantanamo is available on DVD.

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