Ahmed Belbacha, 44, was cleared for transfer by a task force created to review inmates' cases by a 2009 executive order,
Man stands guard in Guantanamo Bay watchtower. Photo by the National Guard. An Algerian man held in Guantanamo Prison for 12 years without trial has been sent back to his native home, according to U.S. military officials on Thursday....Show More Summary
Ahmed Belbacha turned over to Algerian government after being held in US prison for more than a decade without charge.
It doesn't matter if prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are being force-fed to elicit a confession or not—the law, and common sense, are clear.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New Guantanamo Bay U.S. prison guidelines describe hunger striking detainees as undergoing "long term non-religious fasting," a copy of the document obtained by Reuters shows.
According to a new report from Vice officials at the Guantanamo Bay "enhanced interrogation" camp have relabeled hunger strikes as "long term non-religious fasts." They have even, according to documents released under a FOIA lawsuit, couched the hunger strikes in the benign language of managing weight loss.
Summary: Yesterday afternoon, in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, Vice News obtained the latest revision of a Guantanamo Bay standard operating procedure (SOP) document. This document, which came under close scrutiny last year, advises the Joint Medical Group (JMG) on how to medically and emotionally treat prisoners who engage in hunger strikes.
Jon Eisenburg is asking a federal court to slow the pace of the force-feedings. The amount of liquid food given to the detainees causes intense pain, the lawyer says.
About a year ago, Republicans were ramping up the rhetoric about The Overwhelming Problem Of Voter Fraud™ ZOMG!!! They were so angry, it sounded like they were ready to ship the guilty to Guantánamo Bay for daily mandatory waterboarding sessions – after all, these imaginary thousands of felonious felons feloned against the most treasured freedom […]
John Hickman, author of Selling Guantanamo, writes in a guest column for Informed Comment That the Crimean Crisis would be exploited by Republican Congressional leaders to criticize President Obama was inevitable. Politics…
Among the four people arrested in Birmingham on suspicion of Syria-related terror offences this week was Moazzam Begg, 45, who had previously been held at Guantanamo Bay. Begg – who won compensation from the British taxpayer after suing the Government – was held on suspicion of attending a terrorist training camp, and facilitating terror overseas. Begg is a longtime [...]
(LONDON) — A former Guantanamo Bay detainee and human rights activist was arraigned Saturday in a London court on charges of promoting terrorism in Syria. Moazzam Begg, a prominent defender of terrorist suspects’ rights since his return to Britain in 2005, deniedcharges that he provided terrorist training and funded overseas terrorism. Show More Summary
As Skinny Puppy keyboardist cEvin Key recently told Canada's CTV News, when the band learned their music was being used as a torture device at Guantanamo Bay—where detainees were reportedly being pummeled with Skinny Puppy's harsh electro-beats...Show More Summary
LONDON (AP) — A former Guantanamo Bay detainee and human rights activist was arraigned Saturday in Ex-Gitmo Inmate Faces Syrian Terror Charges In UK - -
Police have charged former Guantanamo Bay detainee and self-styled 'human rights' activist Moazzam Begg with Syria-related terrorism offences. West Midlands police have accused the 45-year-old – who founded the CagePrisoners organisation following his stint in Guantanamo Bay – of providing terrorist training and funding overseas terrorism. Show More Summary
Today, former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg stood in front of Westminster Magistrates Court after being charged with terrorism offences. Whatever the outcome on March 14th, it is clear that the left-wing British establishment have tied themselves to a highly contentious figure, and one that they should all perhaps have steered clear of. Show More Summary
MOAZZAM BEGG, the British former Guantanamo Bay detainee, has been charged with terrorist offences in Syria. Begg, 45, from Birmingham, was charged by West Midlands Police with providing terrorist training and funding terrorism overseas. He was arrested on Tuesday with two other men, who remain in police custody, and one woman. Show More Summary
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday rejected a last-ditch request from one of Osama bin Laden's sons-in-law to delay his trial after his lawyers said the government may have mixed him up with a detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with a simila...
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. In January 2009, Barack Obama entered the Oval Office projecting idealism and proud to be the constitutional law professor devoted to turning democratic principles into action. In...Show More Summary
"It is not hard to understand why Muslims would want to go to Syria to help," wrote former Guantánamo detainee Moazzam Begg shortly before his arrest Tuesday on charges that he attended an Al-Qaeda training camp in Syria. Begg is a prolific writer and perhaps the first Guardian contributor to be arrested on such charges. Show More Summary