Larry Siems

Larry Siems is director of the Freedom to Write and International Programs at PEN American Center and the author of The Torture Report: What the Documents Say About America’s Post-9/11 Torture Program.

May 1 2013 6:29 AM“He Reminded Me of Forrest Gump”Guantánamo’s former chief prosecutor explains what Slahi is like and why the United States owes him more than his freedom.
April 30 2013 5:30 AMA Timeline of DetentionMohamedou Ould Slahi’s life from arrest to today.
April 30 2013 5:32 AMThe Guantánamo Memoirs of Mohamedou Ould SlahiHow the United States kept him silent for 12 years.
April 20 2012 1:37 PMHow America Came To Torture Its PrisonersI read nearly 140,000 formerly classified documents about America’s abuse of prisoners since 2001. Here is what I learned.
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