Larry Siems speaks about editing Guantanamo Diary while writer Mohamedou Slahi remained imprisoned.

What Will It Take for the U.S. to Confront the Human Costs of Guantánamo Bay?

What Will It Take for the U.S. to Confront the Human Costs of Guantánamo Bay?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Aug. 1 2016 7:20 PM

Diary of a Soon-to-Be-Freed Detainee

Guantánamo inmate Mohamedou Slahi has been cleared for release. Here’s The Gist’s never-aired 2015 interview with Larry Siems, who edited Slahi’s writings.

Mohamedou Ould Slahi, photographed at the Guantánamo Bay detention center.
Mohamedou Slahi, photographed at the Guantánamo Bay detention center.

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Listen to Episode 551 of Slate’s The Gist:

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On The Gist, we bring you this never-before-aired interview with writer and human rights advocate Larry Siems, who edited the writings of Guantánamo Bay detainee Mohamedou Slahi for the 2015 book Guantánamo Diary. (See excerpts on Slate.) Slahi has been approved for release.

For the Spiel, a quick game of “Have You Even Read the Constitution?”

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.