The Last Days of Guantanamo Bay
Check out a local's perspective after the jump.
For many, Guantanamo will represent a dark chapter in American history in which basic human rights were disregarded in an overzealous pursuit of justice. Perhaps there is no better account of how this played out on the innocent than Mahvish Khan's book, My Guantanamo Diary, in which the former University of Miami law student relates her experiences at the prison camp as a translator. Check out a video here of Khan talking about the book. "At the heart of this big Guantanamo debate lies something much more fundamental than habeas corpus and due process," Khan says in the video. "This is about people's lives and we often don't hear about the Guantanamo detainees as individuals. It's one nameless faceless entity of foreigners who we are told are the "worst of the worst" and they've been stripped of their names and hidden because not knowing who they are makes their abuse much more palatable. And I believe that if Americans knew who really was at Guantanamo this base wouldn't still be open."