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Gitmo Detainees

Sami Al-Haj: Al Jazeera Journo Imprisoned At Gitmo To Sue George Bush

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An al-Jazeera journalist who was imprisoned in Guantánamo Bay plans to launch a joint legal action with other detainees against former US president G...

Guantanamo Detainees Protested Over Strip Searches, Humiliation

Miami Herald | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For two weeks in June, two dozen war-on-terror captives staged a sit-in at an exercise yard in a maximum-security prison camp -- refusing to budge fro...

Former Gitmo Detainee Launches Legal Fight To Stop US From Destroying Alleged Torture Photos

Guardian | Richard Norton-Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Former Guantánamo detainee Binyam Mohamed has launched an urgent legal attempt to prevent the US courts from destroying crucial evidence that he says...

Some US Cities Hoping To Host Gitmo Detainees

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MARION, Ill. — Once the nation's most secure prison, the federal lockup in southern Illinois has housed everyone from spies to a Colombian drugl...

White House Denies Indefinite Detention Order

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The White House dismissed reports that it has drafted an executive order allowing indefinite detention in the United States of some of the top terror...

Portugal Will Accept "2 Or 3" Guantanamo Detainees

MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Portugal will accept "two or three" prisoners for resettlement from the U.S. detention camp of Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, state news agency Lusa quoted F...

Palau Uighurs Face Culture Shock

AP | TOMOKO A. HOSAKA and WILLIAM FOREMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KOROR, Palau — They came from a land of scorching deserts, snowcapped mountains, camels and mosques. Now after several miserable years imprisone...

Bill Allows Obama To Try Gitmo Detainees In US Courts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After a flare-up over controversial detainee abuse photos, House-Senate negotiators sealed agreement on a crucial war-funding bill ...

"Grassroots" Group Opposing Terrorism Trials In VA Has Ties To GOP Firm

The Washington Independant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As a substantial portion of about 250 detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay's prison facility prepare to face trial in the United States, the alarm t...

Obama Gives Up On Bringing Released Gitmo Inmates To U.S.

Washington Post | Peter Finn and Sandhya Somashekhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration has all but abandoned plans to allow Guantanamo Bay detainees who have been cleared for release to live in the United States,...

Jason Linkins

Gitmo Detainees: Records Document "Shocking" Weight Loss | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

When most people talk about the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, the focus is usually on what a beauty queen-endorsed demi-paradise it is. Or the ...

Congressional Dems Will Let Gitmo Detainees In US For Trial: Reuters

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a partial reprieve for President Barack Obama, congressional Democrats plan to allow detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to ...

Omar Khadr: Canadian Guantanamo Detainee Wants To Dismiss Lawyers

AP | MIKE MELIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — A Canadian detainee rejected his U.S. military attorneys Monday at the first session of the Guantanamo war cri...

Gen. Petraeus: US Violated Geneva Convention

Crooks And Liars | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Gen. Petraeus joined FOX News and Martha MacCallum today and gave a blockbuster interview, but not one Fox expected. Once again, he called for the res...

Not in My Backyard: Fear of the Guantánamo Legion of Doom

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

Yup, that's right, the self-same prison system that has held Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and the Son of Sam is apparently no match for a bunch of unarmed, sensory-deprived foreigners.

Cheney, the CIA and Torture: Asking the Wrong Questions

Eric L. Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric L. Lewis

Cheney wants to take what is a stark legal and moral issue and turn it into yet another Washington "some argue this; some argue that" controversy, a clever bureaucratic maneuver.

FBI Director Mueller Raises Concerns About Gitmo Detainee Release In US

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress on Wednesday that bringing Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States could pose a num...

1 In 7 Guantanamo Detainees Freed Return To Terrorism: Pentagon

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

An unreleased Pentagon report provides new details concluding that about one in seven of the 534 prisoners already transferred abroad from the prison ...

Obama's Detainee Definition Revised By Court

The Atlantic | Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A federal judge has ruled that the Obama administration cannot use a captured person's "substantial support" for the Taliban or al Qaeda as a reason t...

Jason Linkins

Jon Stewart Mocks The Nonsensical Aversion To Closing Guantanamo Bay (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Previously, on Eat The Press, I had taken great pains to mock many of the inane arguments for why it is nonsensical to be told by the grown-ups who pr...

Coming This Summer: Gitmo by the Dozen!

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

(INT. CONFERENCE ROOM - BENJAMIN SONNEE (Matthew McConaughey) is in the middle of a PowerPoint presentation, which ends with the image of a giant "Monopoly Man" crushing poor people; everyone in the room applauds, Benjamin takes off his shirt.)

Become a Guantanamo Detainee - In Second Life

Blaise Zerega | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Blaise Zerega

A recent conference showcased new tools to expose war crimes and other serious violations of human rights and to disseminate this information in real time throughout the world.

Obama Weighs Indefinite Detention Of Terror Suspects On U.S. Soil

Wall Street Journal | EVAN PEREZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is weighing plans to detain some terror suspects on U.S. soil -- indefinitely and without trial -- as part of a...

Jason Linkins

GOP's Anti-Guantanamo Scare Campaign Parodied (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As noted earlier, the GOP has put forward an excellent new measure, the Keep Terrorists Out Of America Act -- also known as the Fluffy Bunnies Forever...

Guantanamo Detainee Files Could Be Destroyed By Government

Pro Publica | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A stockpile of documents about hundreds of Guantanamo Bay detainees, some authored by the prisoners themselves, could be destroyed under a little-know...