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Uighur Brothers: Detainee Declines Offer To Leave Guantanamo Out Of Loyalty To Ailing Brother (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

After eight years of detention, at least one Guantanamo Bay detainee declined an offer to resettle to the Pacific Island of Palau, according to The Wa...

This Week In Magazines: Obama The "Self-Entangling Giant"

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

No matter how much he might disdain the W. presidency, especially when it came to misuse of executive branch power, Barack Obama may be a "self-entangling giant" who is going down the same perilous path.

3 Guantanamo Bay Prisoners Transferred To Ireland, Yemen

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — With the closing of the Guantanamo Bay prison by a January deadline in doubt, the Justice Department Saturday announced the transfe...

Detainees Moved to DMV; Could Be Held There 'Indefinitely'

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

While Eric Holder did not indicate how long the detainees might be held at the DMV, he did say that the DMV "is capable of detaining them indefinitely."

Political Trials and Crimes Against Reality

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

It's a crime against reality for us to carry on pretending that countries like Kazakhstan can hold fair trials.

U.S. Identifies Guantanamo Prisoner Released To Portugal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Guantanamo inmate who said the prison's harsh conditions drove him to attempt suicide has been sent to Portugal, the U...

"We're Going to Kill Your Children": The CIA Inspector General's Report

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

A.G. Holder's appointment of John Durham to investigate this sordid episode should be only the first step in a wholesale reevaluation of American national security priorities in the post-9-11 world.

CIA Conducted Mock Executions, Reveals New Report

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A long-suppressed report by the Central Intelligence Agency's inspector general to be released next week reveals that CIA interrogators staged mock ex...

My 4 Days At Gitmo (SLIDESHOW)

Tomek Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tomek Gross

When asked about rates of depression, mental problems, and suicide among the detainee population, the chief psychiatrist reminds us that we all suffer from anxieties and stresses.

Despite Leeway, Government Faring Poorly In Gitmo Suits

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Obama administration and Congress try to forge a legal framework for detaining suspected terrorists, they might want to take a close look at wh...

Defense Department Lawyer: Post-Acquittal Detentions Possible

The Washington Independant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Johnson moved the Obama administration into new territory from a civil liberties perspective. Asked by Sen. Mel...

U.S. May Not Release Acquitted Detainees

Wall Street Journal | JESS BRAVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said Tuesday it may continue to imprison non-U.S. citizens indefinitely even if they have been acquitted of ter...

A Gitmo Tragedy: The Uighurs

Ginny Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ginny Sloan

Of the many Guantanamo tragedies, perhaps none has been greater than our handling of the Uighurs, a group of Chinese Muslim detainees.

CIA Report Release Delayed Again

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Justice Department has once again delayed the release of the CIA's internal investigation of its controversial interrogation and detention program...

UN Human Rights Chief Criticizes Obama Administration Over Detainee Treatment

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.N.'s top human rights advocate, Navanethem Pillay, on Wednesday appealed to the Obama administration to release Guantanamo Bay inmates or try th...

Sam Stein

Graham: Rahm Doesn't Want Detainee Photos Released

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Lindsey Graham said on Wednesday, that the White House had assured him that the president was still committed to preventing the release of pho...

No Proof Detainee Photos Led to Military Deaths

CQ Politics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. government's case for embargoing the release of photographs said to depict abuse of detainees rests largely on a questionable claim that disc...

Obama, Europe's New Counter-Terrorism Plans Would Make Another Guantanamo 'Impossible'

The Guardian | Ian Traynor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

European governments and the Obama administration today outlined aims for a new joint regime for combating terrorism. The proposals are based on comm...

Ex-Interrogators Are Mad as Hell About Torture, and They're Not Gonna Take Cheney Anymore

ZP Heller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ZP Heller

More and more, former interrogators and counterinsurgency experts are using Dick Cheney's recent ubiquity to expose his iniquity regarding the torture and abuse of detainees.

National Security vs. Our Values: "The Toughest Issue We Will Face"

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

What should we do with "detainees at Guantanamo who cannot be prosecuted yet who pose a clear danger to the American people"? This question cuts to the very heart of the concept of preventive detention.

US Can Hold Gitmo Detainees Indefinitely, Judge Says

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A federal judge says the United States can continue to hold some prisoners at Guantanamo Bay indefinitely without any charges. U.S...

Torture Commission: A Gift to the Republican Right?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

It is a bitter pill to swallow that those most responsible for the terrible abuses of the past decade are those who are most likely to benefit from an investigation into the truth.

Government Could Destroy Records in Hundreds of Gitmo Cases

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
ProPublica

A stockpile of documents about hundreds of Guantanamo Bay detainees, some written by the prisoners themselves, could be destroyed under a Bush-era federal court order.

Torture Revelations Will Leave the Left Frustrated

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

The most likely outcome of this whole business will be that nobody will be punished.

Cheney Kept File Marked 'Detainees'

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marlene H. Phillips

Dick Cheney wants a few reports released. The former Vice President, a man so secretive that while serving as Vice President he had his home remove...