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Live from Guantanamo Bay

2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 09 September 2011

Victoria comes live from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay as part of 5 live's coverage marking the anniversary of 9/11. She asks if the camp has changed in the 10 years since it was set up in the wake of the attacks.

Some of the camp's most senior military officials, guards and kitchen staff talk to Victoria. She also looks round a maximum security facility, the kitchens and a hospital facility.

Moazaam Begg - the British man who was detained in Guantanamo bay for three years accused of being a member of Al Qaeda and later released with no charge - also talks to Victoria.

Victoria also speaks to a man whose father and step-mother were killed in the 9/11 attacks and who flew to Guantanamo Bay to watch the alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed take the stand

Also, Victoria speaks to a solicitor who represents a number of detainees in the camp and she discusses the claims of the last British resident being held at the camp - Shaker Aamer - who we're told is on hunger strike.

  • Victoria at Guantanamo Bay

    Victoria at Guantanamo Bay

  • Detention hospital at Guantanamo Bay

    Detention hospital at Guantanamo Bay

  • 'Classroom' in Guantanamo Bay

    'Classroom' in Guantanamo Bay

    The 'classroom" in Camp V where detainees can take an art or language class - ankles shackled

  • Camp V, medium security facility

    Camp V, medium security facility


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