The Ex-Guantanamo Detainees Road Tour – With Turncoat Guard

Looks like some of the UK Guantanamo detainees – headed by the well-known former detainee Moazzam Begg – are kicking off a fundraising tour around England. Included in the tour are several former Gitmo detainees and former US guard Christopher Brandon Arendt.

“We believe this unique tour and gathering comes at historic juncture in the midst of the “War on Terror” at a much needed time,” said Begg, who was quoted in the Pakistani Associated Press. According to British activist Yvonne Ridley, the tour has been titled as “Two sides, One story” and has organized by Cageprisoners,an anti-Guantanamo human rights organization created in 2003 by, among others, attorney Clive Stafford Smith and Begg, to raise awareness of the plight of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

As noted in my book Inside Gitmo, several UK activists including actress Vanessa Redgrave, are advancing the proposal that Begg stand in election for a seat in Parliament.

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