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Exclusive Video: As Gitmo Turns 11, Al Jazeera's Sami Al-Hajj Speaks to Democracy Now! About 6-Year Ordeal of U.S. Detention, Torture

Democracy Now! | Posted 03.10.2013 | World
Democracy Now!

On the 11th anniversary of Guantánamo Bay's use as a prison for foreign detainees, Democracy Now! airs an exclusive broadcast interview with Sami al-...

Al Jazeera Journo Held At Gitmo For Six Years So He Could Be Questioned About Network

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.25.2011 | Media

An Al Jazeera journalist was held at Guantanamo Bay for six years partially so he could be interrogated about the network, according to one of the fil...

Guantanamo Justice Center: Ex-Detainees Launch Gitmo Inmates' Rights Group

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GENEVA — Former Guantanamo Bay detainees have launched an organization to help released inmates return to normal life and to lobby for the relea...

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...

Judge Orders Release from Guantanamo of Al-Qaeda Torture Victim

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

In over three years of researching and reporting about the prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, I learned that many of the men were "Mickey Mouse" prisoners, with no connection to terrorism whatsoever.

1 In 10 Gitmo Detainees Weighs Less Than 112 Pounds

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"Guantánamo's Hidden History: Shocking Statistics of Starvation" is a report I've compiled for Cageprisoners analyzing the weight records for prisone...

Guantanamo's Long-Term Hunger Striker Should Be Sent Home

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Ahmed Zuhair, a 35-year old Saudi prisoner at Guantánamo -- and a father of ten -- has been on a hunger strike since June 2005, at the start of a fra...

Two 50 Year Olds Are Released From Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Like at least 120 other prisoners seized in Pakistan, their long imprisonment never had anything to do with al-Qaeda or the war in Afghanistan.