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Guantanamo

Obama considers allowing torture overseas
The White House is reportedly wrestling over how to interpret a ban on "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment” ahead of a meeting in Geneva next month concerning the United Nations charter on torture.

20.10.2014 14:24

Senate refuses to blame Bush, senior aides in CIA torture investigation
A classified US Senate probe into the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program does not evaluate the role of former President George W. Bush or top administration officials in approving abuses including torture, according to a new report.

17.10.2014 14:07

Obama could use controversial executive order to shut down Gitmo – report
As Obama’s time in office inches towards a conclusion, he is reportedly weighing a last-ditch attempt to fulfil a campaign promise and close Guantanamo prison once and for all. The White House however says he is not planning to override the law.

11.10.2014 00:53

Gitmo jailers use force-feeding to punish detainees, lawyers argue
Attorneys this week told a federal judge in Washington, DC that a hunger-striking detainee being held by the United States at Guantanamo Bay has been painfully force-fed by authorities as a method of punishment.

07.10.2014 14:06

Guantanamo force feeding videos must be released – US judge
Video footage of American officials force feeding inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison complex in Cuba cannot be kept secret and must be released to the public, a federal judge ruled on Friday.

04.10.2014 01:34

Kissinger planned to ‘smash’ & ‘humiliate’ Fidel Castro after Cuba’s Angola op
Just over a decade after the Cuban Missile Crisis, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger laid out plans to attack Cuba in the wake of Fidel Castro’s decision to send military forces into Angola in late 1975, declassified files have revealed.

01.10.2014 21:33

Obama and Pentagon at odds over Guantanamo closure
With his final term in the White House nearly halfway over, United States President Barack Obama remains far from fulfilling his campaign promise of closing down the Pentagon’s detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

30.09.2014 19:05

US wants Guantanamo force-feeding hearing to stay secret
Attorneys for the United States government say that an upcoming court hearing concerning the force-feeding practices used on a Guantanamo Bay detainee should be held almost entirely behind closed doors.

29.09.2014 17:02

US might keep Bagram secret prison detainees even after end of Afghan War
​ The United States government is committed to concluding its war in Afghanistan at the end of this year, but isn’t too certain about what finally ending that operation will mean for a group of foreign prisoners being held near Kabul.

29.09.2014 14:20

​Obama administration ‘blocking’ information from the press – AP
Uncovering information that should be available to the public has become increasingly difficult under the presidency of Barack Obama, an Associated Press bureau chief says. In some cases, it surpasses the secrecy of the George W. Bush administration.

20.09.2014 01:31

Navy nurse faces expulsion after refusing to force feed Gitmo detainees
A Navy nurse who refused to force feed hunger-striking Guantanamo detainees over the summer, once threatened with court-martial, could now lose his career.

15.09.2014 20:16

Guantanamo Bay: An untold history of torture and resistance
Few realize how expensive it is to keep Guantanamo Bay prison operational. The Joint Task Force (JTF) detention center, which opened in 2002, costs US taxpayers $140 million a year, breaking down to about $800,000 per detainee.

06.09.2014 10:27

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