TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian Omar Khadr, who was once the youngest prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, is unsure about his memory of a firefight that led to his murder conviction by a U.S. military tribunal, according to an interview published on Wednesday.
In the beginning of the video for "Too Late" by Guantanamo Baywatch, two insufferable Portlandians turn a corner mid-conversation as they discuss a space-themed restaurant called "Extra Thai-Restrial" and their miniature pickle catering...Show More Summary
As of Wednesday, US authorities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba will prohibit lawyers from bringing food to their imprisoned clients during meetings, purportedly to ensure food safety.
The five Taliban officials released in the controversial deal have been in Qatar for the past year and restricted from traveling abroad, but this will change if the ban expires as scheduled on June 1.
Beginning on Wednesday, lawyers visiting their clients at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will no longer be permitted to bring them food. The reason, according to the U.S. military: health and safety concerns. “Ongoing patterns...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — Five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could move freely around the world next week as their one-year travel ban expires. Continue reading ? The post Guantanamo inmates swapped for Bergdahl could move freely appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
A one-year travel ban is expiring for five senior Taliban leaders who were held in US detention at Guantanamo Bay until they were released last year in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, raising the possibility that the five can move freely around the world as early as Monday. Under terms...
Critics say the policy severs a valuable emotional link to outside world
When you see the intro to this video, you may think “oh no, I hope this guy is okay” but it’s alright, it’s part of the video. All of a sudden, the music begins and you may think “wait a minute, something is not right”. If you’re saying this, then perhaps you are the perfect […]
by Bill Pearis photo by Tony Accosta Portland beach party trio Guantanamo Baywatch released their new album, Darling...It's Too Late, earlier this month on Suicide Squeeze. (Stream it via Rdio, below.) The band have made a video, directed by Brett...
AL.com in Alabama reports on how Petty Officer 2nd Class Vera Turner surprised her son, Steven Turner Jr., on stage at his high school graduation in Tuscaloosa on Saturday after being away for nine months at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. To applause and shouts from the audience, Turner appeared on stage and embraced her son before […]
British MP Andrew Mitchell was unusually frank with VICE News, saying that the 13-year incarceration of a Guantanamo prisoner is damaging to US-UK relations.
Asim Thabit Abdullah al-Khalaqi, a Yemeni accused of being a member of an elite guerilla force of al Qaeda, dies in Kazakhstan
Hillary Clinton praised Obama’s closing of Gitmo i.e. Guantanamo Bay and ending the Iraq war, while she was his Secretary of State back in 2009.
Uruguay: Four former Guantanamo detainees relocated to Uruguay agreed to end their almost month-long protest in front of the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo. Brazil: Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed numerous deals worth tens of billions of dollars. Show More Summary
Ever since the president made it a priority to close Guantanamo, congressional Republicans made it a priority to keep it open.
Pete Townshend turns 70 today — happy birthday, Pete! — and the Who member celebrated by putting out “Guantanamo,” a politically minded track that serves as one of two new songs featured on the upcoming solo best-of compilation, Truancy: The Very Best Of Pete Townshend. “I thought this song might never see the light of […]
Pete Townshend celebrated his 70th birthday Tuesday with the release of the politically charged new track "Guantanamo" that will be featured on his upcoming solo compilation Truancy: The Very Best of Pete Townshend. As evidenced by the title, the new song is about the American military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. "Down in...
As a lawsuit seeks the release of videotapes documenting the forced feeding of a Guantanamo inmate, the Justice Department has argued that, no matter what the Constitution says, courts cannot unseal classified material.