Cori Crider
Cori Crider is a Guantánamo Attorney for Reprieve, a London-based legal action charity.

Entries by Cori Crider

The Truth Will Out: UK Involvement in Libyan Rendition and Torture

(0) Comments | Posted 5 November 2014 | (10:27)

Last Thursday, British judges ruled that victims of a joint MI6-CIA 'rendition' operation should have their day in court. When I reflect on that judgment, the first things I see in my mind's eye are two rooms.

One is white, stark, temporary, windowless. Fluorescent lights hang from...

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The UK Government Is Trying to Get Off the Hook for Libyan Torture

(12) Comments | Posted 24 October 2013 | (00:00)

It took us two years to get here, but even that is far from enough for her Majesty's Government. This week has seen the first hearing in what is perhaps the watershed torture trial of the 'war on terror': the complaint by Libyan dissident Abdul-Hakim Belhadj...

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Why, Mr President, Is Guantanamo Bay Still Open?

(0) Comments | Posted 26 July 2013 | (00:00)

"A symbol around the world for an America that flouts the rule of law." These are President Obama's recent words on Guantanamo Bay, the military prison he rules as commander-in-chief. But as Gitmo's infamous hunger strike enters its sixth month, it is increasingly plain that we have not...

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'I Don't Want to Die... But I Am Prepared to Die if That Is What it Takes'

(17) Comments | Posted 2 July 2013 | (00:00)

"I don't want to die. But I am prepared to die if that is what it takes. I can't take not knowing my destiny anymore."

These are the words of Nabil Hadjarab, one of my cleared clients in Guantánamo Bay. At the start of this week, after...

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Six Days for Britain to Avoid War Crimes Investigation

(2) Comments | Posted 14 February 2012 | (23:00)

As the clock ticks down on the Yunus Rahmatullah case, the Ministry of Defence has been caught in another mess over its special forces in Iraq. The two cases have regrettable parallels: in both instances the MoD set its face against coming clean about the fate of its...

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The Government's Un-British Plans to Keep Torture Secret

(4) Comments | Posted 17 November 2011 | (22:00)

Last month I spent time with Khadidja al Saadi, a 19-year-old girl who MI6 and CIA rendered back to Gaddadfi's regime when she was 14. Her three siblings, her mum, and her father Sami were with her. Her father, the target of the operation, spent years being beaten...

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