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Cheney's Confession Should Lead to Criminal Investigation of Bush's Torture Policies

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

If the Bush administration would have at least acted like they might have done something wrong, maybe we could have moved on. But if Cheney is going on national TV to endorse torture, he has tied the hands of the country.

Is The 9/11 Trial Confession An Al-Qaeda Propaganda Coup?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

I can only wonder if Mohammed have decided that their best hope for advancing al-Qaeda's cause lies in trying to secure a conviction in the tainted Military Commissions before Obama can dismantle them.

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.

The Collapse of Omar Khadr's Guantanamo Trial

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The latest news to rock the Commissions is that the trial of Omar Khadr... has been delayed until after the administration leaves office.

Is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Running the 9/11 Trials?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

It could all have been so different. Between September 2002 and April 2003, the five defendants in the forthcoming 9/11 trial at Guantánamo -- Khalid...

Secret "War on Terror" Prison on Diego Garcia Confirmed

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

This news will be an embarrassment to the US government, which has persistently denied claims that it operated a secret prison on Diego Garcia.

Brother of US "Enemy Combatant" Released from Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

What is distressing about this latest batch of releases is that two of the men -- those from Afghanistan and the UAE -- have left Guantanamo as unknown as when they arrived.

Court Confirms President's Dictatorial Powers in Case of US "Enemy Combatant" Ali al-Marri

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Not content with endorsing the president's dictatorial right to imprison "enemy combatants", the judges ruled that the President did not even have to allege that an "enemy combatant" had ever raised arms against US forces.

Can It Gitmo Bad Than This?

Gabor Rona | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabor Rona

In the surreal world of Guantanamo's military commissions, the government spares no expense and effort to control every movement in order to mimic, but avoid true operation of, the rule of law.

Fact Sheet: The 16 Prisoners Charged in Guantanamo's Military Commissions

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

In April, Ibrahim al-Qosi also boycotted his pre-trial hearing, telling the judge, "I do not recognize the justice or the lawfulness of this court,

FBI Team Reinterrogated CIA Suspects To Get "Clean" Intel

Washington Post | Josh White, Dan Eggen and Joby Warrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Bush administration announced yesterday that it intends to bring capital murder charges against half a dozen men allegedly linked to the Sept. 11,...

Focus Of Detainee Trial Is Likely To Suit Bush

NY Times | Steven Lee Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Harsh interrogations and Guantánamo Bay, secret prisons and warrantless eavesdropping, the war against Al Qaeda and the one in Iraq. On issue after i...