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.
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
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
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.
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.
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...
Lord Steyn, who fled his native South Africa, warned against creeping authoritarian tendencies.
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
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
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
The military seems unsettled by the attention an exhibition of prisoner art has garnered from news organizations.
We spent the day at a beach in Brooklyn...
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 »
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...
"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 […]
The military may now destroy paintings and sculptures by Guantánamo prisoners. That’s a tactic fit for a terrorist regime.
An art exhibition in Manhattan put detainees’ work on display. Now the Pentagon is deciding whether more art from Guantánamo Bay can be shared.
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.
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?