Guantánamo and Its Aftermath: U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices and Their Impact on Former Detainees


With the Human Rights Law Clinic (Berkeley Law), in partnership with the Center for Constitutional Rights

This report provides the findings of a study of former detainees who were held in U.S. custody in Afghanistan and Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. The primary objective of the study was to record the experiences of these men, assess their treatment in detention, and explore how the conditions of their incarceration affected their subsequent reintegration with their families and communities. Our research reveals serious flaws in the system created by the Bush Administration for the apprehension, detention, interrogation, and release of suspected members of the Taliban and Al Qaeda taken into U.S. custody since the attacks on September 11, 2001. Also available in Arabic and Pashto.

Contributors: Stephen Paul Smith, Alexa Koenig, Zulaikha Aziz, Alexis Kelly, Sarah Staveteig, and Nobuko Mizoguchi.

Laurel E. Fletcher
Eric Stover
Publication date: 
November 1, 2008
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