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Shutting Down Guantanamo Must Be A Priority During President Obama's Final Year in Office

Zainab Chaudry | Posted 01.08.2017 | Politics
Zainab Chaudry

The lives of these prisoners and their families have been impacted beyond measure, and the lack of indictment or evidence pointing to their guilt is a damning testimony that their continued detention is a crime against humanity.

Remaining Brit at Gitmo Highlights the Contradictions of Independence Day

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Daphne Eviatar

While Americans were celebrating the Fourth of July holiday with fireworks and beach vacations, some prominent Brits were noting a certain irony.

Torture and the Destruction of a Human Being by the United States

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

Now, we can read a psychiatrist's report which includes, in detail, the torture enacted on just one prisoner of the United States, Shaker Aamer.

This Is One Of The Biggest Guantanamo Lies Out There

The Huffington Post | Byron Kittle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Award-winning artist and journalist Molly Crabapple said Friday that one of the biggest misconceptions regarding the detention facility at Guantanamo ...

PJ Harvey's Song For A Guantanamo Bay Detainee

Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment

Acclaimed British singer PJ Harvey has released a new song, and its an ode to a Guantanamo Bay detainee. The track is called "Shaker Aamer," named for...

Matt Sledge

At Least 12 Guantanamo Detainees Cleared For Release Take Part In Hunger Strike | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- They are free to go, but they're going nowhere. One of the reasons the United States prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is in the mid...

WATCH: A Prisoner's 11th Anniversary At Guantanamo

Posted 02.14.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

This Valentine's Day marks a different kind of anniversary for British resident Shaker Aamer. On February 14th, 2002 Aamer was first brought into dete...

A Guantanamo Valentine to President Obama

Zeke Johnson | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Zeke Johnson

On Valentine's Day in 2002, British resident Shaker Aamer was brought to Guantánamo. He has now been held without charge or trial for 11 years.

Last Chance to Make History

Frank Jannuzi | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Frank Jannuzi

It is time to put human rights at the center of the United States' domestic and international political agendas. Ratification of all international human rights treaties and protocols is essential, as is taking concrete steps to help the United States live up to its human rights obligations at home.

President Obama, Why Have You Forsaken Your Promise to Close Guantanamo?

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bianca Jagger

Since 9/11 the US government has sacrificed freedom, civil liberties and human rights for safety and security. But this reordering of priorities has not made our world any safer.

UK Sought Rendition of British Nationals to Guantanamo; Tony Blair Directly Involved

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Previously classified documents reveal how the Labour government was happy for British nationals and residents seized in Afghanistan and Pakistan to be rendered to Guantánamo.