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Federal judge rejects legal challenge from Guantanamo detainee

A federal judge has rejected a legal challenge from a Guantanamo Bay detainee. Continue reading ? The post Federal judge rejects legal challenge from Guantanamo detainee appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S.-Taliban Fight Goes On, So Guantánamo Detainee Stays, Court Says

18 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

A judge found that an accused Taliban fighter may still be held even if the administration considers the United States’ war in Afghanistan to be over.

Obama Administration 'Senselessly' Fights Release of Guantanamo Hunger Striker

In an editorial published Wednesday, the New York Times editorial board criticized the Obama administration for saying it will oppose the release of Tariq Ba Odah, a long-term hunger striker who's been held at Guantanamo Bay for more than 13 years, despite never being charged with a crime. Last month Rolling...

Tortured Gitmo Detainee Deprived of Legal Belongings to Force Interrogation

A Guantánamo Bay detainee said US authorities confiscated his personal items to pressure him into submitting to interrogations, even though a judge ruled six years ago the interrogations of Mohamedou Ould Slahi must stop.

Guantanamo Lawyers’ Alarmingly High Cancer Rate Sparks Military Investigation

Originally published at MintPress News. GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba — Despite promises to close the detention center during Barack Obama’s presidential run, the prison at the Guantanamo Bay naval base remains open. And now it appears those detained at the controversial site aren’t the only ones suffering and dying — their lawyers are also facing grave...

Amid Guantanamo Cancer Cluster Fears, Personnel Say Health Concerns Were Raised Years Ago

2 days agoNews : Vice News

Amid a spate of cancer diagnoses and deaths among colleagues who worked at Guantanamo Bay, a Navy reserves lawyer who worked on a war court case at the 45-square mile naval base in Cuba has lodged a legal complaint calling for the immediate evacuation of personnel from a section of the complex where detainees are put on trial. Show More Summary

US Built Guantanamo Detention Center 'On the Fly'

A lawyer for Guantanamo Bay detainees claims that the United States built its detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in a haphazard and disorderly manner without any planning.

On Human Rights, UN Committee Gives US Low Grades for Surveillance, Detention at Guantanamo

A United Nations committee, which reviews how countries comply with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), issued grades for the United States government’s implementation of recommendations issued last year. The committee gave the US low grades for surveillance and detention of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and in facilities in Afghanistan. The ICCPR...

Navy Investigates: Gitmo Lawyers Diagnosed with Cancer at Alarming Rate

A complaint stating that civilian and military lawyers are being diagnosed with cancer at alarming rates is calling for the Guantanamo Bay detention camp to be tested for carcinogens and have personnel from the facilities evacuated.

Navy officials investigate reported rash of cancer cases involving attorneys for Guantanamo prisoners

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Navy is investigating a complaint that seeks the evacuation of civilian and military lawyers from parts of the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, following reports of cancer cases among personnel working on the trials of detainees there. At least seven civilians and military members who...

Nursing Group Honors Navy Nurse Who Wouldn't Force-feed at Guantanamo

A leading American nursing organization is conferring an ethics award on a career Navy nurse who refused to force-feed hunger strikers last summer, even as, his attorney says, he is at risk of having his career cut short by the epis...

U.S. Navy investigates report of cancer cluster at Guantanamo

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The U.S. Navy is investigating a complaint that seeks the evacuation of civilian and military lawyers from parts of the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, following reports of cancer cases among personnel working on the trials of detainees there. Show More Summary

White House Prepares to Relocate Some Gitmo Prisoners to US Soil

Part of the Obama administration's draft plan for the closing of Guantanamo Bay detention center calls for some detainees to be transferred to prisons across the United States.

Some Guantanamo inmates would go to U.S. under new plan: Obama aide

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

A plan being drafted for closing the Guantanamo military jail will call for the transfer to U.S. prisons of possibly dozens of inmates deemed too dangerous to release, President Barack Obama’s counter terrorism adviser said, setting up a fight with congressional opponents. Show More Summary

Obama Renews Effort to Close Gitmo

President Barack Obama's plan to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, would bring as many as 64 of the 116 current detainees -- those deemed too dangerous to transfer elsewhere -- to the U.S. for federal prosecution or continued military detention. Show More Summary

Former Gitmo inmates arrested on terrorism charges

(Paul Mirengoff) Reuters reports that Belgium has arrested two former Guantanamo detainees on charges of terrorism. Both were held at Gitmo between 2001 and 2005. They were then sent to Belgium, spent time in prison there, and eventually were released. Show More Summary

Guantanamo Prison Closing Plan Means New Obama-Congress Battle

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

President Barack Obama’s plan to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, would bring as many as 64 of the 116 current detainees -- those deemed too dangerous to transfer elsewhere -- to the U.S. for federal prosecution or continued military detention. Show More Summary

Obama drafting new plan to close Guantanamo

Neal Katyal, who represented Guantanamo detainees before the Supreme Court, talks with Rachel Maddow about the course of action President Obama could take to...

Belgium arrests two ex-Guantanamo inmates on terrorism charges

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium has arrested two former detainees of Guantanamo prison on charges of terrorism, saying the men are suspected of seeking recruits to fight in Syria, the federal prosecutor's office said on Friday.

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