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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...

Obama Effort Leads To Surge In Guantanamo Releases

AP | By NEDRA PICKLER and BEN FOX | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is driving a new push to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center despite congressional opposition. A doze...

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.

Gitmo Stays Open As Terrorists Stand Trial

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years after his failed effort to bring the 9/11 mastermind to New York for trial, President Barack Obama has re...

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.

Top Senators, White House Official Travel To Guantanamo Bay

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and two leading senators on national security reaffirmed their support for closing the U...

Gitmo Prisoners Speaks Out On Obama Abandonment

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Guantanamo Bay detainee says he feels abandoned by President Barack Obama and the world after more than 10 years at the U.S. pris...

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

The Guardian | Dan Roberts | Posted 05.02.2013 | World

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...

Guantanamo Hunger Striker Denied Emergency Relief Motion

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A federal judge Monday denied an emergency motion for relief filed by a Guantanamo Bay prisoner on a hunger strike, despite pleas f...

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.

U.S. May Release Taliban Prisoners From Gitmo

AP | By ANNE GEARAN and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 01.31.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- U.S. intelligence officials acknowledged Tuesday that the United States may release several Afghan Taliban prisoners from the military p...

Torture in Guantánamo: Mohammed Al Qahtani

Philippe Sands | Posted 03.11.2012 | World
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.

Ex-Gitmo Prosecutor Suing Library Of Congress Over Op-Eds Firing

AP | By NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The former chief military prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay is suing the Library of Congress for firing him after he wrote opinion columns in...

Issue Of Closing Guantanamo Is Far From Settled

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has tracked down and killed Osama bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki and other al-Qaida leaders. Yet, in spite of ...

Supreme Court Turns Down Guantanamo Detainees' Appeal

AP | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from Guantanamo detainees who fear they may be tortured or jailed if they are released ...

Supreme Court Won't Revive Torture Lawsuit

AP | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday refused to revive a lawsuit challenging a controversial post-Sept. 11 CIA program that flew terrorism s...

No U.S. Trial For Guantanamo Detainees, Says House

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a setback for President Barack Obama, Democrats still controlling the House have approved legislation to prevent Khalid Sheikh Moham...

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 indefini...

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 ...

Memo Confirms 'Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading' Treatment Of Guantanamo Detainees

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

LONDON — Britain was forced by an appeals court Wednesday to reveal a long-secret description of how a former terrorism suspect was beaten, shac...

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...

Illinois State Prison Emerges As Likely Transfer Location For Gitmo Detainees

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — A draft memo leaked to a conservative Web site is an encouraging sign the government intends to transfer Guantanamo terrorist suspe...