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Peter J Honigsberg & Steve Wasserman: Forgotten Voices From Guantanamo
Date Tuesday February 04
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorKPFA Radio 94.1 FM
Location Details
Hillside Club
2286 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents:

PETER JAN HONIGSBERG
A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices From Guantanamo
with Steve Wasserman

advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM info: kpfa.org/events

You're doing God's work with this book..." -Robert Scheer

"Honigsberg combines his impressive research with his persistent advocacy for detainees who clearly played no role in the 9/11 attacks and who almost certainly never posed any threat to American citizens. . . . A well-documented, hard-hitting, necessary expose." --Kirkus Reviews

On January 11th, 2002, the first planeload of twenty detainees from Afghanistan arrived at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Eventually 780 Muslim men were held at Guantanamo, many for ten years or longer, and nearly all were never charged with a crime-a violation of America's foundational belief in due process and the rule of law. Forty men are still imprisoned at Guantanamo today; twenty-six of them are considered "forever prisoners" who will likely die at Guantanamo, having never been charged, tried, or convicted of any wrongdoing.

Now, in A Place Outside the Law, Peter Jan Honigsberg, a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law and the founder and director of the Witness to Guantanamo Project, offers the most comprehensive picture to date of the lives that were deeply and often traumatically transformed by Guantanamo. From how alleged terrorists were captured in Afghanistan and Pakistan and sold to the US to the Bush administration's use of the term "enemy combatant" to bypass the Geneva Conventions, Honigsberg details how the law was broken in the name of protecting Americans-and how that lawlessness was experienced by everyone who came into contact with Guantanamo.

Peter Jan Honigsberg is a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law and the founder and director of Witness to Guantanamo.

$12 advance, $15 door.

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