Dir: Polly Nash & Andy Worthington
United Kingdom / 2009 / 74mins

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Date: Mon 22 November, 2010
Time: 19:00
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Outside the Law tells the story of Guantánamo Bay Detention center, looking at how the Bush administration turned its back on domestic and international laws, how prisoners were rounded up in Afghanistan and Pakistan without adequate screening, and why some of these men may have been in Afghanistan or Pakistan for reasons unconnected with militancy or terrorism.

The film focuses on the stories of three prisoners - Omar Deghayes (released in December 2007), Binyam Mohamed (released in February 2009), and Shaker Aamer (still held), and features interviews with former prisoners Moazzam Begg and Omar Deghayes.

Outside The Law provides a powerful rebuke to those who believe that Guantánamo holds "the worst of the worst" and that the Bush administration was justified in responding to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 by holding men neither as prisoners of war, protected by the Geneva Conventions, nor as criminal suspects with habeas corpus rights, but as "illegal enemy combatants" with no rights whatsoever.