Enemy Combatant


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Enemy Combatant is the memoir of CAGE Outreach Director Moazzam Begg, co-written by former Guardian editor Victoria Brittain, on his detention in Guantanamo Bay and Bagram detention centre.

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Author: Moazzam Begg, Victoria Brittain

Format: Hardback / Paperback

Length: 352/ 416 pages (may vary slightly)

Release: 2006


Moazzam Begg is an ordinary man who has endured an extraordinary fate – imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit and whose precise nature has never been determined. As far as the US government was concerned, it was enough to label him an ‘enemy combatant’.

Moazzam was arrested in Pakistan, where he was helping set up education programmes for children, in the panic-stricken months after the 9/11 attacks. He spent three years in prison, much of it in solitary confinement, and was subjected to over three hundred interrogations, death threats and torture, witnessing the killings of two detainees.

He was released early in 2005 without explanation or apology.
“Enemy Combatant” is his riveting story.



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(NOTE: CAGE represents cases of individuals based on the remit of our work. Supporting a case does not mean we agree with the views or actions of the individual. Content published on CAGE may not reflect the official position of our organisation.)

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