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Torture, Rendition, And Indefinite Detention Under Trump

Rebecca Gordon | Posted 04.06.2017 | Politics
Rebecca Gordon

Resurrecting the Unholy Trinity Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com When George W. Bush and Dick Cheney launched their forever wars ― under the banner...

Trump Falsely Blames Obama For Releasing Guantanamo Detainees

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 03.07.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump on Tuesday falsely attributed the release of detainees at Guantanamo Bay to his predecessor Barack Obama. However, it was actua...

Guantánamo's Last 100 Days: A Story That Never Was

Karen J. Greenberg | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics
Karen J. Greenberg

Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com In the spring of 2016, I asked a student of mine to do me a favor and figure out which day would be the 100th before...

Obama: History Will Judge Us For Not Closing Guantanamo

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Just shy of eight years after President Barack Obama signed an executive order directing the closure of the military detention faciliti...

U.S. To Transfer 4 Guantanamo Bay Detainees To Saudi Arabia

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 01.05.2017 | World

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The United States will transfer four detainees to Saudi Arabia from the Guantanamo Bay military prison in the next 24 ho...

Indefinite Detention At Guantánamo Is More Than A Numbers Game

Melina Milazzo, Esq. | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
Melina Milazzo, Esq.

Even when an inter-agency team of U.S. government national security experts determines that a detainee does not pose a threat to U.S. national security interests, some detainees continue to be held simply because of their nationality, not dangerousness.

Obama Administration Reportedly Making Big Gitmo Push Soon

NYT | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration appears to be on the cusp of the largest round of transfers of Guantánamo Bay detainees in a single month sin...

A Few Truths About the Slow Path of "Justice" at Guantánamo

Alka Pradhan | Posted 11.06.2016 | Politics
Alka Pradhan

The Guantánamo Bay military commission is a secretive court that uses secret evidence chosen by the prosecution and often denied to the defense, where secret agents spy on the defense without consequences.

Another Visit to Guantánamo Bay -- But What Can I Tell My Clients?

Cori Crider | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics
Cori Crider

I have just arrived in Guantánamo Bay, on my first attorney-client visit for a year. What on earth can I tell these men?

Court Decision Makes It Easier For Government To Hold Gitmo Detainees

ProPublica | Dafna Linzer | Posted 05.29.2011 | World

by Dafna Linzer ProPublica, March 29, 2011, 5:51 p.m.In a decision that will likely make it mo...

Guantánamo Bay: A Rare Peek Inside The Notorious Detention Center (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Barack Obama's recent announcement that military commission trials would resume at Guantánamo Bay after a two-year suspension is being slam...

Should We Embrace Guantánamo Bay?

Cori Crider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cori Crider

Contrary to some proposals, there can be no blank page on Gitmo. The debate has become at once so poisoned, so calcified, and so removed from the prisoners whose fate it involves that it is impossible to begin anew.

Is the White House's Gitmo Policy Unraveling or Coming Together?

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ProPublica

The news today that the Obama administration has decided to go forward with new military at Guantanamo will test its commitment to a two-track policy and Obama's first promise as president: to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Gitmo Silence Broken (Barely)

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

The Guantanamo issue has gone silent on Capitol Hill and the White House is not pushing. But I guess the best way to gauge an issue's loss of potency is when a comedy host seems to be the only one left who cares about it.

Guantanamo Accountability

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

Common Cause recently sponsored a compelling session at the National Press Club on prisoner abuse, military commissions trying detainees, and who is responsible for torturous interrogations at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Guant�namo Prisoners To Be Tried in U.S., Congressional Agreement Allows

nytimes.com | DAVID JOHNSTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional leaders have decided to allow detainees imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to be brought to the United States to face civ...

Raw Story Report Reveals Cheney Misled About "Trained Interrogators"

Rawstory.com | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Since Monday, when the CIA released a significant part of those documents -- a 2004 CIA inspector general's report on torture practices -- there has b...

Binyam Mohamed Torture Claims To Be Investigated By UK

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Metropolitan Police are to investigate claims that British agents colluded in torture, Scotland Yard said today....

My Trip to Guantanamo: It Must Be Closed

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Decisions about placement of prisoners are made based on their level of compliance. It has nothing to do with alleged terrorist activities or crimes, since no one -- you got it -- no one has been convicted of anything.

Uighurs Stage Rare Protest At Guantanamo Using Pentagon-Issued Crayons

miamiherald.com | By CAROL ROSENBERG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A federal judge has ordered the release of 17 Uighurs, Chinese Muslims, from the Guantánamo detention camp. But they're still there, and on Monday th...

Boumediene Describes Guantanamo Experience: Interrogated For 16 Straight Nights

nytimes.com | STEVEN ERLANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS -- A former Guantánamo detainee, an Algerian given a new home in France, is contending that he was interrogated at the Cuban detention center f...

Afghan Taken To Guantanamo At Age 12: Rights Group

Reuters | Sayed Salahuddin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL (Reuters) -- An Afghan who has spent over six years at the U.S. military's Guantanamo Bay prison was only around 12 years old when he was detain...

U.S. Plans To Accept Uighurs In First Release Of Detainees Into America

Los Angeles Times | Julian E. Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reporting from Washington -- The Obama administration is preparing to admit into the United States as many as seven Chinese Muslims who have been impr...

Iraq Says It Is Interrogating 4 Men Returned By U.S. From Guantánamo Prison

nytimes.com | MARC SANTORA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD -- Four prisoners who were being held at the American prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent back to their home country, Iraq, where ...

11 Former Guantanamo Detainees On Saudi Terrorist List

Nytimes.com | ROBERT F. WORTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Eleven Saudis who were released from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and then passed through a Saudi rehabilitation program for ...