An unlikely friendship in Guantanamo Bay


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In 2002, Mauritanian engineer Mohamedou Salahi was detained by American intelligence services. They believed he was a senior figure in al-Qaeda and took him to Guantanamo Bay, the notorious US prison camp. Mohamedou was held there for 14 years without charge, during which time he says he was tortured. A glimmer of light came in the form of an unexpected and life-changing friendship he would make with Steve Wood, one of his American guards. Mohamedou Salahi has written about his experience in a book called 'Guantanamo Diary'. Presented by Emily Webb Produced by Mariana Des Forges Image: Mohamedou Salahi and Steve Wood Credit: Mohamedou Salahi

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