Clive Stafford Smith

Clive Stafford Smith is a director of the human rights charity Reprieve and a lawyer for Guantánamo detainees.

Short Cuts: Shakespeare in Guantánamo

Dominic Dromgoole and Clive Stafford Smith, 7 November 2013

In an attempt to avoid being held liable for any mistreatment of detainees the Guantánamo Bay medical staff have adopted Shakespearean names. Until recently, some of the doctors there used their real names, which made it easy to report them for misconduct. Now the military wants the medical staff to ignore the Tokyo Declaration of 1975, which forbids the force-feeding of mentally...

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