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MIAMI (AP) — A Palestinian not seen publicly since his 2002 capture by the CIA launched a brutal interrogation program may soon make his first appearance in a U.S. courtroom. Abu Zubaydah has been called as a witness by a defendant in the Sept. 11 war crimes case to back up allegations of mistreatment inside […]
Photo credit CHANEL After failing to close Guantanamo Bay, President Obama may leave office succeeding in opening up the rest of Cuba. This historic, monumental shift in public policy will have implications for not only politicians but...Show More Summary
Two dozen Guantanamo Bay detainees could be transferred to several foreign states by the end of July, as this move was approved by the White House, according to media reports.
A lawyer for terror suspect Mustafa al-Hawsawi, currently held at Guantanamo Bay, said Monday she has requested “victim status” for him in Lithuania, where he allegedly was tortured by the CIA at a secret jail.
A man who goes by the single name of Obaidullah was never convicted of of a crime, yet remained in Guantánamo for 14 years, even after charges against him were dropped in 2011. From The Guardian: US forces captured Obaidullah during a raid in Afghanistan in July 2002 when he was about 19. Show More Summary
MIAMI (AP) — An Afghan who once faced war crimes charges at Guantanamo has been cleared for release from the U.S. base in Cuba. A U.S. review board says it is no longer necessary to continue holding the man known by the single name of Obaidullah. The findings of the Periodic Review Board in Obaidullah’s […]
Lawmakers are intervening in a legal dispute over whether female guards at Guantánamo should be permitted to touch religiously conservative detainees.
Ex-Judge Advocate General lawyer Todd Pierce claims that revelations that NSA officials took part in interrogations at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay indicated that the entire US intelligence apparatus was involved in illegal practices.
The Republican-led House voted convincingly Wednesday to approve a $602 billion defense policy bill after rejecting attempts by Democrats to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and to repeal the war powers President Barack Obama relies on to fight the Islamic State. The legislation,...
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford on Wednesday was one of just three Republicans in the House of Representatives to join Democrats in support of a move to close Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and potentially allow federal officials to transfer detention center prisoners to facilities in the United...
The secretive Guantanamo Bay torture facility celebrates the humanity of guards who destroy the human spirit of the detained.
The US government touted the recreational amenities available to National Security Agency (NSA) officials at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, indicating a difficulty in securing enough personnel to serve there, former central Intelligence Agency (CIA) counterterrorism officer Philip Giraldi told Sputnik.
The first openly gay Army Secretary was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Tuesday. Eric Fanning's nomination had been stalled for the past eight months. The vote moved forward after Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, was assured that Guantanamo Bay prison detainees would not impact Kansas. Show More Summary
The Guantanamo Bay naval base and extrajudicial prison complex isn’t just a place where men are disappeared from the Middle East and Africa and relocated to a small occupied portion of Cuba—it’s also a hotspot of intramural sports. Read more...
President Barack Obama misled Americans on the closing of “Gitmo,” or the Guantanamo Bay detention center, where foreign terrorists have been held since shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, House Speaker Paul Ryan declared in a statement today. Show More Summary
Joint Task Force Guantanamo, the U.S. armed forces operation responsible for the extrajudicial detention of hundreds of accused terrorists from around the world, has its very own magazine. And, like Elle, Dabiq , and Cosmo before it, I can’t stop reading The Wire. Read more...
WASHINGTON -- It's one of the few bills in Congress that actually matters. And for House lawmakers looking to debate current conflict authorizations, war spending, LGBT rights, civil rights, Guantanamo Bay and many other parochial issues,...Show More Summary
The Senate has confirmed the stalled nomination of Eric Fanning, making him the first openly gay leader of a US military service.
Hillary Clinton is not worried about losing the Democratic presidential nomination. As she shouldn’t be, because—barring some decision by federal authorities to render her to Guantánamo Bay or some Eastern European black site for maintaining a private email address—she isn’t going to lose. Show More Summary