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The General - The ordinary man who challenged Guantanamo

Ahmed Errachidi

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On 11 September 2001, in a café in London, Ahmed Errachidi watched as the twin towers collapsed. He was appalled by the loss of innocent life. But he couldn't possibly have predicted how much of his own life he too would lose because of that day. In a series of terrible events, Ahmed was sold by the Pakistanis to the Americans in the diplomatic lounge at Islamabad airport and spent five and a half years in Guantanamo. There, he was beaten, tortured, humiliated, very nearly destroyed. But Ahmed did not give in. This very ordinary, Moroccan-born London chef became a leader of men. Known by the authorities as The General, he devised protests and resistance by any means possible. As a result, he spent most of his time in solitary confinement. But then, after all those years, Ahmed was freed, his innocence admitted. This is Ahmed's story. It will make you rethink what it means to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. It will also make you look anew at courage, survival, justice and the War on Terror.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gillian Slovo, Amerjit Deu

Length:

6h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

43:55


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

26:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

33:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

28:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:34