Guantánamo Diary - Chapter One: Jordan-Afghanistan-GTMO, July 2002-February 2003 Summary & Analysis

Mohamedou Ould Slahi
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This chapter recounts Slahi’s rendition from Afghanistan to the United States; his detention and interrogation in Bagram, Afghanistan; and his transportation and first few months at Guantanamo. The term rendition is used frequently in this section, and is defined as the secret transport of a criminal or terrorist suspect from one country to another for detention and interrogation; the second country typically provides fewer protections to detainees. At the opening of this chapter, Slahi had already spent seven months in a Jordanian prison.

Slahi begins by describing his transportation from Jordan to Afghanistan, in what he refers to a “hearse truck” (3) and then a plane. He introduces the humiliation he has felt as a prisoner, especially when they stripped him naked and wrapped him in a diaper for the transport. He describes his spinning mind as he tried to...

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