"I will close Guantanamo prison no later than one year from now, said Barack Obama on 22 January 2009." So how did Adnan Latif die there in 2012?
11 January 2013
Death of a Prisoner
Protestors and former detainees mark Guantanamo anniversary in London, 11 January 2012.
To mark the 11th shameful year of Guantánamo, filmmaker Laura Poitras follows the journey home to Yemen of Adnan Latif, who has been called "the human face of indefinite detention."
Held for ten years without charges and cleared at least three times for release due to an extraordinary lack of evidence - but never, finally, released - he was found dead in his cell last September in circumstances that remain cloudy.
The film is still, largely silent, almost unbearably heartbreaking, and rage-inducing. From one of Latif's poems: "Where is the world?"
Among the 166 men who remain in Guantanamo is Shaker Aamer, the last British citizen to be held.
He has been imprisoned there for over ten years. Like 157 of the remaining prisoners, he has never been charged.
Shaker Aamer was cleared for release years ago. The suspicion is that he is not being released because he is the only prisoner to have described a UK intelligence officer being present when he was being tortured.