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Is Bagram Obama's New Secret Prison?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The Obama administration is following Bush's lead by unilaterally rewriting the Geneva Conventions, presumably to allow it to continue exploiting prisoners of war for their supposed intelligence value.

Guantanamo: A Prison Built On Lies

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

It is difficult to see how much of the "evidence" against the Gitmo prisoners can be anything other than a tissue of lies extracted through torture, coercion, bribery and exploitation.

Justice Extends To Bagram, Guantanamo's Dark Mirror

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Whereas Gitmo prisoners had, over the years, secured habeas corpus rights, none of these privileges had been extended to the prisoners in Bagram.

Chaos and Lies: Why Obama Was Right To Halt The Guantanamo Trials

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

In one of his first acts as president, Obama ordered prosecutors in Guantanamo's Military Commission trials to ask for a four-month stay on all proceedings.

Judge Orders Release of Guantanamo's Forgotten Child

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Just two weeks ago, in a habeas corpus case in a Washington D.C. court, Judge Richard Leon turned the clock back to January 11, 2002 (the day Guantán...

The Ten Lies of Dick Cheney (Part Two)

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

I have covered the Military Commissions in depth and at no point has it ever been demonstrated that the system dreamt up by Cheney and Addington in November 2001 is "fair and honest."

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 as Alice in Wonderland

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The US administration's basis for holding prisoners without charge or trial in the "War on Terror" belongs in a fantasy world. At the heart of this fantasy world are the Combatant Status Review Tribunals.

Six Years Late, Court Throws Out Guantanamo Case

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Parhat v. Gates is another significant challenge to executive overreach. Parhat is one of 18 Uighur detainees who fled persecution in China and was arrested in Pakistan with no evidence against him.

The Supreme Court's Guantanamo Ruling: What Does It Mean?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Those who cherish historical adherence to the rule of law were delighted to hear that the Supreme Court ruled that prisoners at Guantánamo now have the right to challenge the basis of their detention.