1960-1969 | Detention without trial | Torture | Yemen

A Yemeni civil servant’s brief encounter with Britain’s Guantanamo

6 July 1966 At about 2 am on 6 July 1966, Hashim Jawee, a 22 year old Yemeni civil servant, was woken to the sound of his door being kicked in. He was taken away by British soldiers to an interrogation centre at Fort Morbut.  On arrival his senses would have been overwhelmed by the…

1960-1969 | United States | VIetnam

Labour Government supports American bombing of North Vietnam

3 February 1966 In the Cabinet minutes, it’s described as ‘considerable disquiet’ and in Transport Minister Barbara Castle’s diaries as ‘the most spirited wrangle yet.’  On 3 February 1966, there was a fiery Cabinet discussion over a Foreign Office statement, issued the previous evening, that ‘Her Majesty’s Government understand and support the decision of the…