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Julian Assange interviews Moazzam Begg and Asim Qureshi for The World Tomorrow

Written by CP Editor Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Julian Assange of WikiLeaks interviews Asim Qureshi and Moazzam Begg about the work of Cageprisoners


Guantanamo Bay was opened ten years ago as part of the war on terrorism. More than three years after President Obama ordered the closure of the detention camp, it still remains up and running.
Over a year ago, WikiLeaks released a cache of files that exposed the inner workings of Guantanamo Bay where 169 prisoners remain without hope of trial or release.
This episode features an interview between Julian Assange, a former Gitmo prisoner and a human rights campaigner fighting for those still imprisoned.as part of the war on terrorism. More than three years after President Obama ordered the closure of the detention camp, it still remai a year ago, WikiLeaks released a cache of files that exposed the inner workings of Guantanamo Bay where 169 prisoners remain without hope of trial or release.

Talking on the subject of America's War on Terror and the experiences of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, Assange interviews Moazzam Begg, born and raised in the U.K., who was imprisoned for five years in Guantanamo as an Al Qaeda suspect, without any charges made against him. They discuss torture and illegal rendition.

Begg talks about the torture he experienced during his imprisonment and how a "confession" was forced out of him under terrible conditions.
 
Begg signed the confession admitting he “was armed and prepared to fight alongside the Taliban and Al Qaeda against the U.S.", but only after being hog-tied and beaten as he listened “to the sound of a woman screaming next door I'm told or am led to believe is my wife.” He was shown photos of his children and asked, "what do you think happened to them after we picked you up?"
 
He secured his release in 2005 after lobbying his government.

https://www.cageprisoners.com/our-work/interviews/item/4202-julian-assanges-the-world-tomorrow-cageprisoners-surviving-guantanamo