Moazzam Begg is a British Pakistani who was held without charge by the US for 3 years in the notorious Bagram and Guantanamo Bay detention centres. After much public outcry he was finally released in 2005, and in 2010, the British Government announced an out-of-court financial settlement for their complicity in the whole affair. His book, ‘Enemy Combatant’ details the abuse carried out at the detention centres. He is outreach Director of CAGE, an advocacy organisation which looks at, amongst other issues, how international anti-terror measures are eroding human rights.
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