This is an edited version of the 466 page manuscript that Mohamedou Ould Salhi wrote by hand in his prison cell. It has been edited by the US government which added 2,500 black bar redactions censoring the text. He was imprisoned but never charged, and the harrowing diary records not only a miscarriage of justice but a deeply personal and often humorous memoir.
An unprecedented international publishing event: the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guant namo detainee. Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detainee camp at Guant namo Bay, Cuba. In all these years, the United States has never charged him with a crime. Although he was ordered released by a federal judge, the U.S. government fought that decision, and there is no sign that the United States plans to let him go. Three years into his captivity Slahi began a diary, recounting his life before he disappeared into U.S. custody and daily life as a detainee. His diary is not merely a vivid record of a miscarriage of justice, but a deeply personal memoir---terrifying, darkly humorous, and surprisingly gracious. Published now for the first time, GUANT NAMO DIARY is a document of immense historical importance.