Endless Exile: The Tangled Politics Keeping a Uyghur Man in Limbo

Sixteen years after being released from Guantánamo Bay, Ayoob Mohammed is still trying to prove he’s not a terrorist. This powerful, tragic story by Annie Hylton traces an Uyghur man’s journey from northwest China to Guantánamo to Albania — and examines the complex politics that have kept him from joining his family in Canada.

As we sat together around a table, the men spoke of the indelible stigma they carry from Guantánamo and of the history of Uyghur oppression. China has consistently sought the men’s extradition, claiming they are terrorists.

Source: The Walrus
Published: Feb 28, 2022
Length: 32 minutes (8,160 words)

The Price of Freedom

“Christina Kim risked everything to escape North Korea’s entrenched gender violence. She almost didn’t make it.”

Published: Nov 11, 2020
Length: 20 minutes (5,061 words)

In Plain Sight

Lawyer Anwar al-Bunni is on an ongoing hunt for Syrian war criminals exiled in Europe ‘to send Assad’s regime a message: “Justice is coming.”‘

Published: Jul 15, 2020
Length: 19 minutes (4,840 words)

Dirty Laundry: An Investigation

After a six-month investigation, Annie Hylton uncovers third-world working conditions and rampant sexual harassment at industrial laundry facilities serving Manhattan hospitals, hotels, and restaurants. Workers — who went without health and safety training — routinely handled linens contaminated by human blood, urine, vomit, and feces. When workers weren’t dealing directly in others’ sh*t, they were forced to endure it. One manager routinely preyed on migrant women workers who had little English and less recourse; women were subject to unwanted touching and lewd suggestions. And after they finally stood up to complain? Retaliation, of course, in the form of reduced hours and more strenuous duties.

Source: Dissent
Published: Jun 21, 2017
Length: 18 minutes (4,715 words)