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Guantanamo

Dick Cheney should be in prison, not on ‘Meet the Press’ - Greenwald
Journalist Glenn Greenwald said Dick Cheney is able to brag about the success of torture on weekend news shows because the Obama administration has decided to shield torturers rather than prosecute them.

20.12.2014 02:21

US asks Vatican to help close Guantanamo Bay
President Barack Obama’s goal of closing the Guantanamo Bay prison complex in Cuba has met heavy resistance from lawmakers in Washington, and now the White House is turning to a higher authority for help: the Vatican.

16.12.2014 00:34

Petition demands Guantanamo prisoner Shaker Aamer’s release
British celebrities and MPs are petitioning for the release of the last British detainee in Guantanamo Bay, who has been held at the notorious prison for almost 13 years without charge.

15.12.2014 14:18

Former CIA directors defend waterboarding, rectal rehydration
Days after the release of the Senate’s report on post-9/11 CIA torture, Robert James Woolsey, former head of the intelligence agency, said he would still opt for the torture method known as waterboarding if it meant saving “thousands of American lives.”

12.12.2014 18:00

10 most shocking facts we found in CIA torture report
The so-called “torture report” released by the Senate this week contains only a fraction of the findings on how the CIA aimed to gather intelligence from detainees through interrogation. Still, it contains more than a few shocking revelations.

11.12.2014 15:14

British Guantanamo detainee ‘may know too much’ about CIA torture, fresh calls for release
The revelations of brutal torture techniques used by the CIA add weight to calls for the release of the last British prisoner being held in Guantanamo Bay, an MP has said.

11.12.2014 13:33

CIA torture: MPs, human rights groups demand judicial inquiry into UK complicity
MPs and human rights groups are demanding a judicial inquiry into Britain’s involvement in CIA abductions of terror suspects, following the release of a damning US Senate report into brutal torture methods used by the US intelligence agency.

11.12.2014 10:18

Former Gitmo detainee David Hicks heckles Australian attorney-general at awards ceremony
David Hicks, a detainee at the Guantanamo Bay for six years, had some choice words for Australian Attorney-General George Brandis at a human rights awards ceremony in Sydney.

10.12.2014 10:22

‘US to face global protests over CIA torture report’
The US is sure to face protests both at home and abroad after the Senate intelligence committee published its report on the CIA’s use of torture on prisoners, Colonel Ann Wright told RT, saying the next step for Washington should be accountability.

10.12.2014 07:25

Power drills and broomsticks: US beefs up security ahead of CIA torture report
With the much-anticipated release of a report on the CIA’s torture techniques in the Bush administration’s years-long ‘war on terror,’ US government facilities, including embassies and military bases, are on high alert.

09.12.2014 09:55

​US sends 6 Guantanamo Bay detainees to Uruguay as 'refugees'
The US has taken up Uruguay’s offer of resettling six detainees from Guantanamo Bay detention center, which has stained the reputation of Barack Obama after he promised to close the facility in 2008.

07.12.2014 11:11

Uruguay's Mujica repeats offer to take in ‘kidnapped’ Gitmo prisoners
The Uruguayan president has restated his offer to assume responsibility for six detainees at Guantanamo Bay detention center, while urging the White House to end the decades-long embargo on Cuba.

06.12.2014 14:01