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The Disarming Paintings Made by Guantánamo Detainees

Alexandra Schwartz on “Ode to the Sea,” the exhibit now on display at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, which includes work by eight Guantánamo detainees.

A different Guantanamo: Detainee art on display in NY

The art is striking -- a miniature three-masted ship in cardboard, with bits of T-shirt for the sails and threads from a prayer cap for ropes. A picture of a huge mosque at water's edge. A shadowy and faceless Statue of Liberty. TheShow More Summary

UN expert says Guantanamo torture continuing

The UN's top expert on torture on Wednesday said reports from sources indicated at least one inmate was still being tortured at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay and reiterated his request to visit. Nils Melzer, the UN special...Show More Summary

U.N. expert says torture persists at Guantanamo Bay; U.S. denies

GENEVA (Reuters) - An independent U.N. human rights investigator said on Wednesday that he had information about an inmate being tortured at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detention facility, despite Washington banning "enhanced interrogation techniques" almost 10 years ago.

U.N. expert says inmate U.S. torture continues at Guantanamo Bay

GENEVA (Reuters) - An inmate at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay is still being tortured, the U.N. special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer said in a statement on Wednesday.

UN expert says US torture continues at Guantanamo Bay

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

An inmate at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay is still being tortured, the U.N. special rapporteur on torture Nils Melzer said in a statement on Wednesday. Former President Barack Obama ended the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” via executive order in January...

Johan Steyn, British jurist who condemned U.S. policies at Guantanamo, dies at 85

Lord Steyn, who fled his native South Africa, warned against creeping authoritarian tendencies.

Guantánamo art show rattles US military and could prompt confiscation or destruction

Works by detainees are making waves at a New York exhibition – but now officials have taken away finished artworks and won’t let them leave the site When Moath al-Alwi wants to get his mind out of the US detention center in Guantánamo Bay, where he has been held without charge for almost 16 years, he builds model ships. Show More Summary

The Art of Keeping Guantánamo Open

What the paintings by its prisoners tell us about our humanity and theirs. We spent the day at a beach in Brooklyn. Skyscrapers floated in the distance and my toddler kept handing me cigarette filters she had dug out of the sand. When we got home, I checked my email. Show More Summary

Prison, Torture and Powerful Art

What the paintings by Guantanamo prisoners tell us about our humanity and theirs. Few Americans ever took in the vastness of the prison outsourcing system the administration of George W. Bush set up from Afghanistan to Iraq, Thailand to Poland, the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean to Guantánamo Bay in Cuba. Show More Summary

Editorial: Art, Freed From Guantánamo

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

The military seems unsettled by the attention an exhibition of prisoner art has garnered from news organizations.

Exhibit of art by Guantanamo terror suspects sparks outrage

An exhibit showing art by current and former terror suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention center has sparked outrage, and a policy shift on how such works should be handled … Click to Continue »

'Terror on the High Seas': the Coast Guard's Floating Prisons

Seth Freed Wessler wrote a story last week for the New York Times that he describes to PRI as one of "real terror … on the high seas": what amounts to "floating Guantanamos" in the Pacific, Coast Guard cutters sent far from US shores to bust smugglers trying to transport...

Pentagon Takes Away Gitmo Prisoners' Rights To Their Own Art

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The military has decided that art made by wartime captives [at Guantanamo Bay] is U.S. government property and has stopped releases of security-screened prisoner art to the public. One attorney says the U.S. military intends to burn cellblock art. The new source of tension in the 41-captive prison is stirring a fundamental question: Who owns […]

Op-Ed Contributor: Art Censorship at Guantánamo Bay

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The military may now destroy paintings and sculptures by Guantánamo prisoners. That’s a tactic fit for a terrorist regime.

Who Owns Art From Guantánamo Bay? Not Prisoners, U.S. Says

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

An art exhibition in Manhattan put detainees’ work on display. Now the Pentagon is deciding whether more art from Guantánamo Bay can be shared.

Lawyer Challenges His Arrest Over Forced Witness Testimony in Guantánamo Case

A former U.S. Navy Reserve lawyer, who was handcuffed, shackled and arrested by U.S. Marshals to secure his testimony in a military commission case, filed a complaint Monday with the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Marshal's Service.       

Lawyer Arrested and Forced to Testify on Guantanamo Case Sues U.S. Marshals

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

At the center of the case: Do U.S. military commissions have the power to arrest Americans without showing them a warrant and force them to testify?

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