Victoria Brittain has spent years meeting and interviewing the families of suspects imprisoned in London and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Dick Gordon traveled to Baghdad in 2003. His translator and fixer was an Iraqi artist named Ahmed.
Dick checks in with Ahmed for the first time since then and finds out how he and his family have fared in the war.
Ahmed was a sculptor. Then the war came, and he now makes his living as a photographer and reporter. He is keeping an audio diary for The Story.
The latest edition of Ahmed's diary: the painful decision to see his family go to Syria.
Dick presents the latest edition from Ahmed Abdullah's diary from Baghdad: the arrival of his wife and children in Syria.
With yet more carnage occuring in Iraq's capital, Ahmed chronicles going to a morgue to look for a friend who's been kidnapped.
Ahmed is incredibly happy these days in Baghdad. He finally has a full tank of gas. But how did he fill his tank with three hundred cars in front of him?
How safe Is Baghdad for the people? Ahmed encounters a man lying on his street. Witnesses say the man was pulled from the trunk of a car and shot twice in the back of the head.
Most of the news from Iraq these days is about the violence, not between armies, but between neighbors. Ahmed Abdullah files his latest audio diary from Baghdad.
"They are thinking up new ways to kill people than even the most evil mind can imagine. I am going to tell you the latest story that I heard. You might now want to listen to it. It is our lives, not yours.”
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