A Saudi man named Muhammed Murdi Issa al Zahrani is cleared for a long-awaited release from Guantánamo Bay Prison. The 45 year old prison was arrested 12 years ago, after a report said he “almost certainly” was a member of the Al Qeada terrorist group. Show More Summary
A Saudi man who has spent the past 12 years detained at Guantanamo Bay has been released, the Pentagon said Saturday.
Muhammad al-Zahrani, imprisoned at Guantanamo since 2002, returned home to Saudi Arabia today. He agreed to participate in the Saudi rehabilitation program. Al-Zahrani is the 13th prisoner to leave Guantanamo Bay this year and the seventh in just... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
A Saudi Arabian held at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay for 12 years has been sent home, the Pentagon said Saturday, leaving 142 prisoners at the jail President Barack Obama has pledged to close. Mohammed Al-Zahrani, regarded as a previously active member of Al-Qaeda, is the latest of seven...
President Obama has released five Guantanamo detainees who it has been determined are no longer a threat. The Department of Defense announced Thursday that three of the men were sent to Georgia and two to Slovakia for resettlement. The Pentagon identified the three now former prisoners resettled in Georgia as Abdel Ghaib Ahmad Hakim, Salah [...]
On June 4, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) warned that President Barack Obama could face "impeachment" if he continued to release terror detainees from the military prison facility at Guantánamo Bay without Congress's explicit approval. On...Show More Summary
Five detainees are to be released from the Guantanamo Bay military prison. The detainees were “approved for transfer” after a comprehensive review of their case was conducted by an interagency government task force, set up following President Barack Obama's 2009 executive order to close the facility. Show More Summary
Five prisoners detained at Guantanamo Bay prison were released and resettled in Georgia and Slovakia. The released prisoners included four Yemenis, marking the first time since 2010 that Yemenis cleared for release were set free.
The United States has transferred five Guantanamo Bay prisoners to Europe as part of efforts to empty and close the controversial US military detention center in Cuba, officials said Thursday. Three Yemeni prisoners were sent to Georgia, while a fourth Yemeni and a Tunisian were transferred to...
Five prisoners have been released from Guantanamo Bay as part of a renewed effort to close the detention center at the U.S. Navy base in Cub
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Four of them become the first Yemeni detainees to be transferred since 2010. There are still 143 men at the American prison in Guantanamo.
(Washington, D.C.)—Three Guantanamo Bay detainees have been transferred to the Country of Georgia, according to the Pentagon. On November 20, the Department of Defense announced the transfers of Salah Mohammed Salih Al-Dhabi, Abdel Ghaib Ahmad Hakim, and Abdul Khaled Al-Baydani. Show More Summary
Five prisoners have been released from Guantanamo Bay as part of a renewed effort to close the detention center, officials say. Three men were sent to Georgia and two to Slovakia for resettlement. They were among dozens of low-level prisoners at Guantanamo that an administration task force in 2009 deemed...
Five Guantantamo detainees, four from Yemen and one from Tunisia, have been transferred to Georgia and Slovakia. Obama has now transferred 100 detainees during his presidency. There are 143 detainees remaining at Gitmo. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp is "permanently closed," at least according to Google Maps.
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Schrödinger's prison over here.
The U.S. transferred five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay on Thursday, The Associated Press reports. Three men were sent to Georgia and two to Slovakia. All five men were among dozens of low-level prisoners who no longer pose a threat, according to a 2009 administration task force. Show More Summary
An attorney for a United States Navy nurse facing potentially severe repercussions for refusing to force-feed a Guantanamo Bay prisoner has indicated that the nurse, who has served nearly 18 years in the Navy, may be discharged. He is one of the only known conscientious objectors to force-feeding of prisoners.