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Haley shows how not to make the case against Guantanamo transfers

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) made the case to Congress yesterday against Guantanamo transfers. It's amazing how bad her arguments were.

GOP senator blocks vote on Army secretary over Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nomination of President Barack Obama's choice to serve as Army secretary remains blocked by a Kansas senator over administration efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer detainees to the U.S. Closing the U.S. Show More Summary

Nikki Haley Called Out For Hypocrisy After Refusing To House Guantanamo Detainees

WASHINGTON -- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) arrived on Capitol Hill for a House hearing Thursday morning with a long list of reasons why she will never allow Guantanamo Bay detainees to be transferred to the Naval ConsolidatedShow More Summary

Moscow Puzzled Over Russian Citizen's Detention Without Charges in Gitmo

The Russian Foreign Ministry Human Rights Ombudsman Konstantin Dolgov said Wednesday that he does not understand why a Russian citizen is still held in the notorious US detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Watch: Samantha Bee's Stunning Interview with Wrongfully Accused and Tortured Former Gitmo Prisoner

"This guy is so innocent, Germany made a TV movie about his innocence." President Obama’s gift to Saudi Arabia this month? Nine Guantanamo detainees. Because, as Samantha Bee, host of Full Frontal explained, “When the U.S. decides to free prisoners, they have to send them somewhere. Show More Summary

Guantanamo’s Child: Omar Khadr was 15 Years Old When he Arrived at Gitmo

A young man who grew up in a family at war found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, becoming an adolescent detainee imprisoned in a torture facility and the first juvenile charged by the US with a war crime since World War II.

What Really Stands in the Way of Closing Guantánamo

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By Karen J. Greenberg / TomDispatch With nine months left until a new president is inaugurated, the question is: Can this country’s signature War on Terror prison ever be closed?

We’re never closing Guantánamo: America is still living in George W. Bush’s shadow

Obama vowed he'd shut the prison down. Eight years later, Donald Trump promises to "load it up with bad dudes"

What’s Left of the CIA’s Notorious “Black Sites” Secret Prison Network

If the secrecy and brutality of the Guantánamo Bay detention camp bothered you, photographer Edmund Clark and counterterrorism investigator Crofton Black’s book, Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition, will make your...Show More Summary

She Helped Get Him Out of Gitmo; Now She's Marrying Him

As Omar Khadr fought for years to be released from Guantanamo Bay, he always had Canadian human rights activist Muna Abougoush in his corner. Abougoush helped put together the Free Omar Khadr website and even visited him when he was eventually moved to a Canadian prison, notes the Guardian. Now...

Jailed without trial for Life? Guantanamo’s Lawlessness may outlast the Obama Administration

By Karen J. Greenberg | ( | – – Can you believe it?  We’re in the last year of the presidency of the man who, on his first day in the Oval…

Ex-Guantanamo inmate Khadr engaged to be married

TORONTO (Reuters) - Former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr, who was once the youngest prisoner in the U.S. military jail, is engaged to be married to a human rights activist, a friend of the couple confirmed on Tuesday.

Why the latest Guantanamo transfers are so important

The prison population at Guantanamo Bay is down to 80, but the latest detainee transfers aren't quite like the others.

Nine Yemenis graduate from Guantanamo University

Reuters reports that nine Yemenis have been moved from the Guantanamo detainee center to one in Saudi Arabia. Of course, this is how the Obama Administration thinks that it can do away with the need for the off-shore prison. 80 detainees remain in the facility, most haven’t been charged, but then do they really need […]

After 9 Detainees Transferred From Guantanamo, The Number Held There Drops To 80

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The group transferred to Saudi Arabia represented just over 10 percent of the population that remained at Guantanamo. It's another step toward Obama's goal of shuttering the facility by next year.

9 prisoners released from Guantanamo and sent to Saudi Arabia

The U.S. has released nine more prisoners from its base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and sent them to Saudi Arabia for resettlement, officials said Saturday. The move announced in a Pentagon statement is part of an effort by President Obama's administration to release detainees considered low-risk...

Guantanamo Bay: Nine Yemeni Detainees Released To Saudi Arabia For ‘Rehabilitation Program’

Guantanamo Bay has released nine detainees to Saudi Arabia today, reports CNN. The transfer of the prisoners brings the number of those detained in the Cuban camp to 80. President Obama is visiting Saudi Arabia next week, and the Department of Defense released a statement in which it thanked Saudi Arabia for its “Its humanitarian... Show More Summary

US sends nine Yemeni Guantanamo inmates to Saudi Arabia

Eighty prisoners remain at controversial detention centre after nine, including hunger striker Tariq Ba Odah, are freed.

9 Yemenis Moved From Guantanamo Bay to Saudi Arabia

The United States on Saturday transferred nine Yemeni men to Saudi Arabia from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo, including an inmate who had been on a hunger strike since 2007, under a long-sought diplomatic deal between Washington and Riyadh, U.S. Show More Summary

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