Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who underwent brutal interrogations while he was held at Guantánamo Bay 15 years ago, looks out a window of his home in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Photograph:  Btihal Remli/The New York Times

Mohamedou Ould Slahi is almost clinical as he recalls details of the torture he endured in the summer of 2003 at Guantánamo Bay. There were the guard(...)

Camp X-Ray: detainees at Naval Base Guantánamo Bay, in Cuba, in 2002. Photograph: Petty Officer 1st class Shane T McCoy/US Navy/Getty

A beating Around 5.30pm __________ brought me my cold MRE. I had gotten used to cold portions; I didn’t savour them, but I had been suffering weight l(...)

Censored: Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s brother Yahdih Ould Slahi shows redacted pages of Guantánamo Diary. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty
The Forrest Gump of Guantánamo
  • World
  • January 24, 2015, 01:00

A memoir of a Guantánamo Bay detainee was published this week in 20 countries. Guantánamo Diary, by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, has taken nearly a decade(...)