"They tightened the chains around my ankles and my wrists; afterwards, I started to bleed." Guantanamo Diary is the first book to be published by a current detainee of the notorious US prison located on the southwest coast of Cuba. Its author, Mohamedou Ould Slah, has been interned at the high-security facility since 2002 under suspicion of plotting terrorism, despite never having been prosecuted.
The Guardian has been serialising his account of abuse and torture at the hands of US military officials, with guest readings by actors Dominic West, Stephen Fry and Colin Firth, ahead of the book's publication by Canongate in the UK and Little, Brown and Company in the US.
You can read an article about the diaries at the New Statesman here or click on the image below to hear the readings and find out more.