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3 Apr, 2021 07:19

‘The Mauritanian’: The innocent man locked up in Guantanamo for 14 years (E997)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Kevin MacDonald, Oscar-winning director of the film ‘The Mauritanian’ and Nancy Hollander, attorney at FBD Law and the lawyer of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, the man on whom the film is based. Mohamedou Ould Slahi was held in the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison camp without charge from 2002 until 2016. The interview covers the many tragedies that occurred since he became a target for the United States, including CIA-backed torture via the notorious ‘extraordinary rendition program,’ the many episodes of torture that occurred at Gitmo, the Obama administration’s battle to keep Ould Slahi in prison despite there being no charges against him, and the pressure applied to Hollander for simply being his lawyer.

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