UCL INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
Screening of the documentary
'Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo'
followed by Q&A session and discussion
March 17th 2009, from 6-8pm
Venue: Windeyer Edward Lewis LT
46 CLEVELAND STREET
LONDON W1P 6DB
About the Film:
“Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” is a new documentary film, directed by filmmaker Polly Nash and journalist Andy Worthington (author of The Guantánamo Files). The film focuses on the stories of three particular prisoners — Shaker Aamer (who is still being held), Binyam Mohamed (released in 2009) and Omar Deghayes (released in 2007) and includes interviews with the former prisoners as well as the lawyers representing them (Clive Stafford Smith in the UK and Tom Wilner in the US). The screening coincides with the mounting scandal involving British complicity in torture, which focuses on Shaker Aamer and Binyam Mohamed.
The film provides a powerful rebuke to those who believe that Guantánamo holds “the worst of the worst” and that the Bush administration was justified in responding to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 by holding men neither as prisoners of war, protected by the Geneva Conventions, nor as criminal suspects with habeas corpus rights, but as “illegal enemy combatants” with no rights whatsoever.
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