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World-famous Gulag classic prohibited by Guantanamo authorities

22.08.2013 12:14

Solzhenitsyn’s The Gulag Archipelago has been banned by Guantanamo Bay authorities. Shaker Aamer, a UK citizen incarcerated at the camp since 2002, has been refused a copy of the novel, as stated by Reprieve, the British prisoners’ rights group.

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Regula 30.01.2014 08:20

Apparently the authorities at Guantanomo are afraid that prisoners would not see any difference between the Soviet Gulags and Guantanamo. How therefore could such a literary masterpiece as Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago be permitted reading at the US Gulag? Once the similarity between the Soviet despotism and the current US despotism becomes evident and public - how could the US defend its principles of inhumanness any longer?


SoiCowboy 30.01.2014 01:19

Commander 22.08.2013 23:47

Guantanamo is a crime against humanity.


On ly if you're a Muslim terrorist. It is a good thing for the rest of us who aren't terrorists.


John Gilberts 23.08.2013 06:08

the "Fifty Shades of Grey" story is false. A number of copies were given to inmates by prison staff, then media were advised that sadomasochism was all the rage among the Muslims at Gitmo. Looks like RT has bought it too.


Paul Siemering 23.08.2013 01:39

Well I doagree with my man Stafford Smith about the alarm bells but thos bells have been clanging away since the day Gitmo opened. Also it should be noted that the usa has found the soviet Gulag useful, both as a standard to emulate, and the actual prisons themselves


Commander 22.08.2013 23:47

Guantanamo is a crime against humanity.


Tamara Frankel 22.08.2013 21:19

Are Actual Russian People that Work at RT Laughing? It's FICTION


Bernd 22.08.2013 17:46

Solzhenitsyn isn't actually that great a guy, and he can't be believed, either, as he's made ridiculous claims to 100M Soviets having been repressed in the way he was. He also supported the Vietnam War and every other one of America's wars of aggression during his time. I'm not sure if the Russians working for RT actually take him seriously, or if they're doing this to avoid the inevitable shitstorm that would occur if they told the truth.


Mike Littlefield 22.08.2013 17:13

Any book that could be construed as critical of the government of the greatest nation on Earth should be banned world-wide. No attempt to veil sarcasm has been made here.

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