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Guantanamo Bay Detainees

Ali Watkins

Tom Cotton All Set To Torpedo U.S. Foreign Policy Over Guantanamo | Ali Watkins | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though newly minted Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) would ideally like to see the Guantanamo Bay detainees "rot in hell," he views the harsh co...

Inside The Secretive World Of Guantanamo Bay: Vice News Documentary

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

In the latest installment a new four-part series pulling back the curtain on Guantanamo Bay, a video crew from Vice News found that even the most seem...

The President Should Exercise His Authority to Close Guantanamo Now

Thomas Wilner | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Thomas Wilner

During his first year in office, the president formed an interagency panel of top security and law enforcement experts to review every detainee at Guantanamo and cleared more than half of the detainees for release. Yet, most remain imprisoned.

Jason Linkins

This Is What It Looks Like When You Force-Feed A GITMO Hunger Striker | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

Very simply then: There are currently over 100 inmates at Guantanamo Bay who are carrying out a hunger strike. On July 5, the Guardian reported that a...

Why Guantanamo Won't Be Shut Down -- Ever

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

When you watch the strange, repetitive political dance that swirls around Guantanamo -- the president announcing yet again that he plans to "close" it and the Republicans swearing that they won't let him -- it's hard not to wonder what alternative universe we live in.

Lawyer: U.S. Using Drone Strikes To Avoid Sending Prisoners To Gitmo

The Guardian | Dan Roberts | Posted 05.02.2013 | Home

The lawyer who first drew up White House policy on lethal drone strikes has accused the Obama administration of overusing them because of its reluctan...

Defense Attorneys Claim Gitmo Detainees Had Legal Documents Seized

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

* Documents vanished while defendants were in court * Their cells were ransacked, defense lawyers say * Defendants are c...

See No Evil

David Cynamon | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
David Cynamon

I have some advice for the U.S. government going forward: if you don't want to "inflame the street," don't commit acts that will inflame the street.

Torture in Guantánamo: Mohammed Al Qahtani

Philippe Sands | Posted 03.11.2012 | Home
Philippe Sands

This month sees the tenth anniversary of Guantánamo as we have come to know it, and the U.S. Government is still trying to restrict access to the island prison camp from the public.

Obama Administration Preparing Order For Indefinite Detention Of Some Guantanamo Detainees

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ProPublica's Dafna Linzer reports: The White House is preparing an Executive Order on indefinit...

Some Guantanamo Bay Detainees Returned To Engaging In Terrorist Activity Following Release: Report

Politics Daily | Tom Diemer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Of the 66 Guantanamo Bay detainees freed in the two years since President Obama took office, a handful are suspected of going back to their terrorist ...

U.S. Officials: Gitmo Detainees Will Go To Thomson, Illinois | Christi Parsons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has directed the federal government to buy the near-empty state prison in rural Thomson, Ill., to house federal i...

Rummie's Gift to Obama

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

Back in 2002, our rock star Rumsfeld famously referred to Guantanamo prisoners as "the worst of the worst." The press loved it. Rummie must have loved the line too, because he kept using it.

Another Big Test for Obama

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

On the heels of a bipartisan Congressional report blaming high-level officials of the Bush Administration for employing harsh interrogation techniques...

Washington Post: Leaked Documents Say US Taped Guantanamo Interrogations

Washington Post | Josh White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Bush administration informed all foreign intelligence and law enforcement teams visiting their citizens held at Guantanamo Bay that video and soun...