Guantanamo refugee rues asylum deal

An Algerian doctor joins the small list of former Guantanamo Bay detainees who have been transferred to Albania. “Abu Mohammed” is trapped in a legal limbo that prevents him from being reunited with the family he last saw in 2001. Report from Tirana for BBC News, May 2007

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Albanian fix for Guantanamo dilemma

An investigation into the US policy of arranging asylum in Albania for former Guantanamo Bay detainees. The men were forbidden under American law from being repatriated to their countries on account of the risk that they would be mistreated there. Impoverished Albania stepped in to accommodate them. I nicknamed this practice, “extraordinary rehabilitation”. Report from Tirana for BBC News, January 2007

Guantanamo Uighurs’ strange odyssey

The extraordinary tale of a group of Uighurs from western China who were captured in Afghanistan, imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, and resettled in Albania. I tracked the men down while on holiday in the Balkans. Report from Tirana for BBC News, January 2007

Echoes of Guantanamo

In the wake of the Abu Ghraib scandal, a London theatre dramatises the story of the British men at Guantanamo, drawing on their letters and on interviews with their lawyers and families. Review for BBC News. May 2004.