Edge Hill University - Ex-Guantanamo man speaks out

January 31, 2008

A former inmate of Guantanamo Bay is to take part in a series of lectures on ethics, torture and the War on Terror at Edge Hill University. The series, which starts on 28 February, has been organised by Mark McGovern, a reader in sociology and research development at the university. It includes a talk by Moazzam Begg, a British citizen held at Guantanamo Bay for three years, during which he has said he was interrogated 300 times. He will put the question: "Is torture ever justified?" Begg said: "The question we face here is not one of legality. It's about morality - or the lack of it. It's about a political desire to redefine the use of torture and its application, and to make it acceptable to the masses, because 'the rules of the game changed'."

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