Friday, January 18, 2008

Poems from Guantánamo, Amnesty International

You can listen to Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, former detainee Moazzam Begg, poet and writer Mogib Hassan and actor and musician Riz Ahmed reading these poems written by some of prisoners in Guantanamo.

In the past six years, at least 775 men have been held in the U.S detention centre at Guantánamo Bay. The men detained in the prison camp are routinely held in solitary confinement, condemned without a fair trail, many of them tortured. Through all this, some of the detainees have taken sanctuary in poetry some of which is now available in a new book Poems from Guantánamo, the detainees speak.

Thanks to Babel Fish .

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