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Missing Former Gitmo Prisoner Resurfaces

A resettled former Guantanamo prisoner who disappeared last month in Uruguay, setting off alarm bells in neighboring countries and recriminations in Washington, has reappeared in Venezuela, the Uruguayan government says. Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa tells the AP that Syrian native Abu Wa'el Dhiab showed up at Uruguay's consulate in...

Australians horrified by Guantanamo-like abuse of detained teens

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The Australian government ordered an inquiry Tuesday after graphic evidence emerged of prison guards assaulting teenage boys, with one shown hooded and shackled in scenes likened to Guantanamo Bay. National broadcaster ABC on Monday night showed footage of offenders, many indigenous, being stripped...

Troubling Images Reveal Treatment of Children Detained in Australia

The Australian government is investigating its youth justice system after footage made public Monday showed teens being mistreated in ways that brought to mind the abuse at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, the Guardian reports. The footage from Don Dale Youth Detention Centre shows a 17-year-old tied to a mechanical...

Will the 9/11 Defendants Ever Get a Fair Trial?

The government has been accused of destroying evidence in the 9/11 military commission, which has spanned more than a decade. I spent last week in Guantánamo Bay, where I was supposed to be observing four days of pre-trial hearings in the military commission prosecution of the 9/11 defendants. Show More Summary

Did the US Govt Destroy ‘Torture Chamber’ That Held Alleged 9/11 Plotters?

Attorneys for the alleged 9/11 masterminds held at Guantanamo Bay claimed on Sunday that the US government, with a judge’s secret permission, destroyed a secret CIA prison where inmate abuse may have taken place.

US Review Board Recommends Transfer of Russian Citizen From Guantanamo

The US Periodic Review Board recommended transferring Russian citizen Ravil Mingazov from the Guantanamo Bay detention.

The Guantánamo Failure

At the Guantánamo military prison—a desolate place near the eastern tip of Cuba—detainees began a chant that grew louder as it spread: “Obama! Obama! Obama!” It was Election Night in November of 2008, and the returns had made it clear that Barack Obama had soundly defeated John McCain. Show More Summary

Gitmo Board Refuses to Release 'Mistaken Identity' Prisoner After 9 Years

Guantanamo’s Periodic Review Board's (PRB) has refused to free an Afghan prisoner from the detention camp, despite an alleged case of mistaken identity, an international human rights organization said Sunday.

French Mull Own 'Gitmo' for Jihadist Extremists

The French are mulling their own version of America’s Guantanamo Bay prison for Islamic terror convicts. In an interview with Sputnik, Dominique Jamet, a leading member of the Debout la France (Rise Up, France!) movement, said that this would be an effective means of isolating Daesh fighters returning to France from the Middle East.

Pentagon Sued for Documents About Plan to Close Gitmo

The US Department of Defense is facing a lawsuit for not turning over documents related to plans to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.

US Says Guantanamo Base Worker Got Zika after Jamaica Trip

MIAMI — The U.S. Navy says a civilian contractor at the base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been diagnosed with Zika after returning from a trip to Jamaica. It is the first recorded case of the mosq...

French MP Proposes So-Called 'Simple Solution': Gitmo 'a La Francaise'

A prison which could be the equivalent of the US Guantanamo Bay detention camp should be built in France, according to Georges Fenech, the head of the French parliamentary investigative commission on terrorism.

Board Recommends Releasing Detainee Who Wrote ‘Guantánamo Diary’

Mohamedou Ould Slahi, whose best-selling memoir recounted abuse by American interrogators at the prison in Cuba, has denied involvement in terrorism.

Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Long Nightmare at Guantánamo Is Finally Coming to an End

After 14 years, the author of ‘Guantánamo Diary’ has been cleared for release from indefinite detention by the government. After 14 long years languishing at Guantánamo without charge or trial, Mohamedou Slahi has finally been cleared...Show More Summary

Former Cuban Rafter Cherishes Gitmo Memories

More than two decades later, D.C. artist and photographer José Varela credits his Guantánamo detention with preparing him and other Cuban refugees for a transition to American life "Close Guantánamo!" The name invokes images of a remote island prison for orange-clad terrorist suspects. Show More Summary

In 'Small-town' Guantanamo, Navy Pilot Presides over Traffic

The first thing that struck a visitor stepping inside traffic court was that the judge was wearing a sand-colored flight suit.

Guantanamo prosecutor offers to remain on duty past 2017 retirement date

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GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba—The chief war crimes prosecutor said Sunday on the eve of resumption of pretrial hearings in the 9/11 death penalty case that he’s willing to again postpone his retirement to stay on the job past late 2017. Army Brig. Gen. Mark Martins was due to retire in...

Life After Gitmo? Two Innocent Guantanamo Inmates Sent to Serbia

Two former inmates from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay have arrived in Serbia where they will be set free. In an interview with Sputnik psychotherapist Zoran Milivojevic was of two minds about the men’s chances of reintegrating into traditional society.

Russian Terrorist Sanctioned by US Left Gitmo Prior to New Screening Rules

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that Russian national Vakhitov, who was sanctioned by US Treasury, was released from the US military detention center at Guantanamo Bay.

Guantanamo to Stay Open, Filled With Prisoners When Republicans Win

The US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay will not be closed in case of the Republicans win this year’s presidential election, presumptive party candidate Donald Trump told a rally in Indiana.

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