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Guantanamo Uighurs

Obama's Uighur Plan Poses Political Problems

Inter Press Service | William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK, May 4 (IPS) - The probability that some Guantanamo detainees will soon be released into the U.S. will place the administration of Preside...

Obama's First 100 Days: A Start On Guantanamo, But Not Enough

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Just Binyam Mohamed and the Yemeni doctor, Ayman Batarfi have been cleared for release. At this rate, of course, it will take decades to close Guantánamo.

A Letter to Barack Obama from a Guantanamo Uighur

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Mr. President, seventeen of my brothers remain in Guantánamo today. It is three years since I left the prison, and still they are there. Please end their suffering soon.

How Cooking For The Taliban Gets You Life In Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Those of us who prefer justice to arbitrary and unaccountable detention without charge or trial were delighted when, last week, Barack Obama fulfilled...

Obama's Decisive Break with Bush's "War on Terror" Policies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Obama's new Orders are a bold start, but more detail is required, dangerous loopholes must be shut off permanently, and other parts of the Bush administration's dark legacy need to be swiftly addressed.

Closing Guantánamo Is Easier Than You Think, Mr. President

Shayana Kadidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shayana Kadidal

Our new president should discard the last seven years of legal novelties in favor of the traditional model of detaining only those men who can and should be charged and tried for some criminal offense.

Closing Gitmo Requires Tough Judgments On Inmates

AP | ANDREW O. SELSKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — President-elect Barack Obama's planned review of Guantanamo Bay prisoners, a prelude to closing the detention center, mu...

How Guantanamo Can Be Closed: More Advice for Barack Obama

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Several prominent human rights and legal organizations launched a campaign in Berlin on November 10, aimed at persuading European countries to accept cleared prisoners from Guant�namo.

Conservatives Call On Bush To Release Gitmo Detainees

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A group of conservatives is chastising the Bush administration for refusing to free 17 Turkic Muslims being held without charges at...

Why Guantanamo Must Be Closed: Advice for Barack Obama

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

In an attempt to separate fact from fiction, I'd like to offer my advice, based on the three years I have spent studying Guantanamo in unprecedented detail.

Guantanamo Uyghurs' resettlement prospects skewered by Justice Department lies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Guantánamo is full of bleak stories. How could it fail to be, when it is a vast failed experiment, a "terror prison" that contains few terrorists, a ...

From Guantanamo to the United States? Meet the Uighurs

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

On Tuesday, in an extraordinary and unprecedented ruling in a US District Court, Judge Ricardo Urbina ruled that 17 wrongly imprisoned Chinese Muslims...

Free at Last, Free at Last. Or Not!

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

The seventeen Uighurs who have no country to return to upon their release from Gitmo should be welcomed by the United States. Even the Pentagon says they are a danger to no one.

Report: U.S. Soldiers Did 'Dirty Work' For Chinese Interrogators

ABC's The Blotter | Justin Rood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. military personnel at Guantanamo Bay allegedly softened up detainees at the request of Chinese intelligence officials who had come to the island ...