Andy Worthington

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Who is Andy Worthington?

Andy Worthington is a British historian, investigative journalist, and film director. He has published three books, and been published in numerous publications. In 2009 Worthington was the co-director of a documentary about the Guantánamo detainees. Worthington is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, a liberal news site. Worthington published what has been described as the most definitive annotated list of all Guantánamo detainees. In January 2010 he published the first annotated list of Bagram detainees.

Worthington's most recent book is The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison. Following its publication in October 2007, Worthington has published articles supplementing the information in his book, to track new developments. Michelle Shephard, author of Guantanamo's Child, when summing up other books on Guantánamo, described his book as: "Perhaps the single most important book to cover the big picture of Guantánamo", even though he "has never even been to Guantánamo Bay." Stephen Grey, writing in The New Statesman, called the book "...a powerful, essential and long-overdue piece of research".

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on July 23, 2013


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