LANCASTER UNIVERSITY, LANCASTER
9/11, GUANTANAMO & TERROR
Guantanamo Bay is the world’s most notorious prison. Opened 10 years ago following the conflict in Afghanistan, it was intended to house captives suspected of belonging to al-Qaeda and it has held captives from all around the world – including people from the UK. And despite Barrack Obama ordering Guantanamo’s closure in 2009, it still remains open and houses suspects without charge.
James Yee is the former Muslim chaplain for Guantanamo Bay. While ministering to prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Captain Yee advised camp commanders on detainee religious practices and objected to the cruel and degrading abuses to which the prisoners were subjected. Hear first hand his story on what he witnessed and the consquences of Guantanamo Bay and the ‘War on Terror’ in an exclusive event coming to your city.