Stories by Ian Cobain

Ian Cobain is an investigative reporter with the Guardian. His inquiries into the UK's involvement in torture since 9/11 have won a number of awards, including the Martha Gellhorn Prize and the Paul Foot Award for investigative journalism. He has also won several Amnesty International media awards. subscribe to Ian Cobain's feed

Posted on: Feb 26, 2015, Source: The Guardian

The 26-year-old west Londoner and university graduate, was given the nickname ‘Jihadi John’ by a group of his hostages.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2015, Source: The Guardian

Memoir serialized by Guardian tells how Mohamedou Ould Slahi endured savage beatings, death threats and sexual humiliation.

Posted on: Jan 23, 2013, Source: Portobello Books

Britain and the US stood shoulder to shoulder in the war on terror -- even when working the dark side.

Posted on: Jan 21, 2013, Source: Counterpoint Press

An excerpt from the new book, 'Cruel Britannia: A Secret History of Torture.'

Posted on: Apr 24, 2011, Source: The Guardian

The files depict a system often focused less on containing dangerous terrorists or enemy fighters, than on extracting intelligence.