- Video Testimony of Guantánamo Detainee Omar Deghayes
Video Testimony of Guantánamo Detainee Omar Deghayes
Former Guantánamo detainee Omar Deghayes describes his experience at Guantánamo Bay. The original video was aired at the 2009 PEN event Reckoning with Torture: Memos and Testimonies from the “War on Terror”.
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