Oman said Monday it accepted 10 inmates from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay ahead of President Barack Obama leaving office.
Inmates are moved to Gulf state in effort to reduce number of prisoners in US military jail before Barack Obama leaves office Oman has received 10 inmates from the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay, in a move to reduce their number days before the US president, Barack Obama, leaves office. Show More Summary
The transfer is part of President Obama's effort to reduce the number of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
Transfer is part of a push by outgoing President Obama to shrink the prison's inmate population before leaving office.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Oman announced on Monday that it had taken in 10 prisoners released by the United States from its Guantanamo Bay military prison, part of a push by outgoing President Barack Obama to shrink the inmate population before leaving office.
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On Wednesday, January 11, Guantanamo Bay will turn 15 years old. Arguments about why President Obama and the recalcitrant Republicans should shut down Guantanamo rely on numbers: the number of men detained, the number of detainees too dangerous to be released, the costs of detaining people forever. Show More Summary
They crossed the Florida Straits six months ago and sought refuge on the American Shoal Lighthouse off the Florida Keys.
Reflecting on a recent visit to Guantanamo Bay, the BBC’s Gordon Corera spoke to PRI’s Marco Werman: “One of the detainees got hold of a picture and held it up very deliberately. It was a picture of a question mark with a padlock for the punctuation mark. Show More Summary
AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File Dawn arrives at the now closed Camp X-Ray, which was used as the first detention facility for al-Qaida and Taliban militants who were captured after the September 11 attacks, at the Guantanamo Bay Naval...Show More Summary
Tomorrow, Wednesday 11 January, human rights campaigners will mark the 15th year of Guantánamo Bay with a silent demonstration in Trafalgar Square from 12 noon. They will be dressed as sad clowns to signify that 15 years of indefinite detention without charge in Guantánamo is no joke. Show More Summary
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A key lawmaker says new U.S. intelligence shows that former detainees released recently from the Guantanamo Bay detention center are trying to return to terrorism. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman … Click to Continue »
Australian David Hicks, 1st prisoner convicted by U.S. military court who managed to regain freedom, is back in a court
Just 6 days after president-elect Donald Trump for the end of all detainee releases from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying in a tweet that those who remain are "extremely dangerous people" who "should not be allowed...Show More Summary
David Hicks, 41, has yet to plea to the charge.
Shaker Aamer says he endured torture by US authorities during his 14 years jailed in Guantanamo Bay detention centre.
The four released detainees are from Yemen and have been accepted by Saudi Arabia. They were never charged and had been at the Guantanamo Bay prison for more than 14 years.
President Barack Obama has authorized the transfer of four Guantanamo detainees to Saudi Arabia within by day’s end on Thursday, marking the first set of prisoners to be released as part of the planned transfer of 20 detainees before President-elect … More » The post Obama Releases Four Gitmo Detainees, More Than A Dozen To Follow appeared first on EveryJoe.