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Britain’s Guantanamo Bay in Eritrea

This story describes how Britain used Eritrea as a prison camp during the Second World War.
This story describes how Britain used Eritrea as a prison camp during the Second World War.

By Martin Plaut,

The controversial detention of alleged al-Qaeda members by the United States at Guantanamo Bay is not the first time difficult prisoners have been held without charge for long periods of time.

Nearly 60 years ago, Britain detained members of the Jewish underground in a similar way. Continue reading Britain’s Guantanamo Bay in Eritrea