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Judge: Produce Gitmo Videotapes, Medical Records

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday brushed aside the Justice Department's objections and ordered the government to produce 34 videotapes...

General Delivers Bad News For Guantanamo Bay

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — As much as $170 million is needed to improve facilities for the troops stationed at the Guantanamo Bay detention center that Presid...

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...

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

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 | 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...

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...

Guantanamo Inmates Make Video Calls, Says Red Cross

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — The international Red Cross says it has set up video links allowing Guantanamo Bay inmates to talk to their families and friends face-t...

Obama Still On Track To Close Gitmo By January

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon's top lawyer on Thursday said the Obama administration remains committed to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison by early...

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...

Mohammed Jawad, Young Afghan Freed From Guantanamo, To Sue U.S. For Mistreatment And Adolescence Lost

AP | HEIDI VOGT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL — The family of one of the youngest prisoners ever held at Guantanamo plans to sue the U.S. government to compensate him for mistreatment ...

Raw Story Report Reveals Cheney Misled About "Trained Interrogators" | 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...

Mohammed Jawad, Guantanamo Detainee Held As Teen, Back In Afghanistan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A Guantanamo prisoner once charged with wounding two U.S. soldiers and their interpreter was back home in Afghanistan Mon...

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.

Bermuda's Detainee Stance Angers UK

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain's Foreign Secretary David Miliband says he has complained to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after the United States st...

Palau Can't Take The Uighurs: Says China

AP | RAY LILLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Palau's president said Thursday that his tiny Pacific nation's tradition of hospitality prompted the decision to take ...

Uighurs Stage Rare Protest At Guantanamo Using Pentagon-Issued Crayons | 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...

Yemeni Gitmo Detainee Allegedly Dies Of Suicide

AP | DAVID McFADDEN and DANICA COTO | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Yemeni detainee at Guantanamo Bay has died of an apparent suicide, U.S. military officials said Tuesday. His is the fi...

Boumediene Describes Guantanamo Experience: Interrogated For 16 Straight Nights | 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...