Guantánamo Diary Setting & Symbolism

Mohamedou Ould Slahi
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Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, located in Cuba, is a U.S. military base where prisoners of the War on Terror have been held for years. Slahi was transferred to Guantanamo Bay in August 2002 and held there until October 2016. Allegations of unlawful detention and torture at Guantanamo have been widespread, and Slahi’s memoir includes examples of the types of physical and emotional abuse condemned by critics. The U.S. Department of Defense maintains that these prisoners are highly dangerous and that harsh treatment is necessary to receive information critical to national security. Other security agencies, like the FBI, have expressed concerns about tactics used at Guantanamo.

Camp Echo

Camp Echo is the site of Slahi’s isolation hut in Guantanamo Bay. Slahi is transferred there in August 2003. Camp Echo is designed to feel like an entirely different detention site, so that detainees are not aware...

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