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Gitmo Detainees

Sam Stein

Music Stars Demand Records On Bush Administration's Use Of Music For Torture | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A group of prominent musicians are joining a campaign to close Guantanamo Bay and demanding the release of records about what music was used during th...

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."

Acknowledging America's Arrogance

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wajahat Ali

Obama's aggressive rhetoric and military action in Pakistan not only leaves collateral damage in the form of civilian casualties -- it also erodes trust and confidence in the US government and its intentions.

Closing GITMO: Is This the Department of Justice's Detention Model?

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

The government is already imprisoning, in the U.S., American citizens awaiting trial on terror-related charges, under what their supporters describe as draconian conditions.

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.

Guantanamo Justice Center: Ex-Detainees Launch Gitmo Inmates' Rights Group

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GENEVA — Former Guantanamo Bay detainees have launched an organization to help released inmates return to normal life and to lobby for the relea...

Mohammed Jawad, Teenage Afghan Detainee, To Be Transferred To Civilian Court

Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

It wasn't until late Friday afternoon that the Obama Justice Department, after years of wrangling over the fate of Mohammed Jawad, the Afghan boy arre...

Obama Admin. Still Considering Bringing Some Gitmo Detainees To U.S.

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's top lawyer said Friday that the Obama administration has not abandoned the possibility of transferring some prisoner...

Gitmo Detainees: Torture Continued During Obama Presidency

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lakhdar Boumediene's own children didn't recognize him when he stepped off the military aircraft, looking gaunt and out of place. His 8-year-old daugh...

Sami Al-Haj: Al Jazeera Journo Imprisoned At Gitmo To Sue George Bush

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An al-Jazeera journalist who was imprisoned in Guantánamo Bay plans to launch a joint legal action with other detainees against former US president G...

Guantanamo Detainees Protested Over Strip Searches, Humiliation

Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For two weeks in June, two dozen war-on-terror captives staged a sit-in at an exercise yard in a maximum-security prison camp -- refusing to budge fro...

Former Gitmo Detainee Launches Legal Fight To Stop US From Destroying Alleged Torture Photos

Guardian | Richard Norton-Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Former Guantánamo detainee Binyam Mohamed has launched an urgent legal attempt to prevent the US courts from destroying crucial evidence that he says...

Some US Cities Hoping To Host Gitmo Detainees

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MARION, Ill. — Once the nation's most secure prison, the federal lockup in southern Illinois has housed everyone from spies to a Colombian drugl...

White House Denies Indefinite Detention Order

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House dismissed reports that it has drafted an executive order allowing indefinite detention in the United States of some of the top terror...

Portugal Will Accept "2 Or 3" Guantanamo Detainees

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Portugal will accept "two or three" prisoners for resettlement from the U.S. detention camp of Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, state news agency Lusa quoted F...

Palau Uighurs Face Culture Shock

AP | TOMOKO A. HOSAKA and WILLIAM FOREMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KOROR, Palau — They came from a land of scorching deserts, snowcapped mountains, camels and mosques. Now after several miserable years imprisone...

"Grassroots" Group Opposing Terrorism Trials In VA Has Ties To GOP Firm

The Washington Independant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a substantial portion of about 250 detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay's prison facility prepare to face trial in the United States, the alarm t...

Obama Gives Up On Bringing Released Gitmo Inmates To U.S.

Washington Post | Peter Finn and Sandhya Somashekhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration has all but abandoned plans to allow Guantanamo Bay detainees who have been cleared for release to live in the United States,...

Bill Allows Obama To Try Gitmo Detainees In US Courts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After a flare-up over controversial detainee abuse photos, House-Senate negotiators sealed agreement on a crucial war-funding bill ...

Jason Linkins

Gitmo Detainees: Records Document "Shocking" Weight Loss | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When most people talk about the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, the focus is usually on what a beauty queen-endorsed demi-paradise it is. Or the ...

Congressional Dems Will Let Gitmo Detainees In US For Trial: Reuters

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a partial reprieve for President Barack Obama, congressional Democrats plan to allow detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to ...

Omar Khadr: Canadian Guantanamo Detainee Wants To Dismiss Lawyers

AP | MIKE MELIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — A Canadian detainee rejected his U.S. military attorneys Monday at the first session of the Guantanamo war cri...

Gen. Petraeus: US Violated Geneva Convention

Crooks And Liars | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gen. Petraeus joined FOX News and Martha MacCallum today and gave a blockbuster interview, but not one Fox expected. Once again, he called for the res...

Not in My Backyard: Fear of the Guantánamo Legion of Doom

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Yup, that's right, the self-same prison system that has held Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and the Son of Sam is apparently no match for a bunch of unarmed, sensory-deprived foreigners.

Cheney, the CIA and Torture: Asking the Wrong Questions

Eric L. Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric L. Lewis

Cheney wants to take what is a stark legal and moral issue and turn it into yet another Washington "some argue this; some argue that" controversy, a clever bureaucratic maneuver.