In December, the US Defense Department shifted to considering the year-long hunger strike among Guantanamo detainees as “long term non-religious fasting”, according to a forced-feeding protocol document.
Two former Guantanamo Bay prisoners have asked a French judge to open a probe into claims of torture at the US prison. The allegations pertain to a retired commander of the facility accused of “war crimes and acts of torture inflicted on detainees.”
Former Guantanamo detainee Moazzam Begg has been arrested in the UK along with two other men and a woman. The four are being held on suspicion of Syria-related terrorist charges in central England, according to police.
Lawyers for a Kuwaiti detainee at Guantanamo have filed a federal lawsuit to get their client out of prison. The suit cites international law, according to which prisoners of war should be released after the end of the hostilities.
Veteran Industrial band Skinny Puppy have objected to their disturbingly dark music being played to discombobulate inmates at Guantanamo, and plan to “charge” the government for doing so. They are not the first band to express such objections.
Guantanamo Bay detention facility should be closed down while President Barack Obama is still in power, insists Russia’s Foreign Ministry. A Russian delegation which recently inspected the facility witnessed grave violations of basic human rights.
Thirty-one retired US military personnel called upon Barack Obama to close Guantanamo Bay. The letter was signed on January 22, 2014, 5 years after the US president promised to close the facility holding detainees in limbo for years.
A delegation of Russia’s high-ranking diplomats and representatives of the judicial system has in an unprecedented move visited the Guantanamo Bay prison, as Moscow has stepped up efforts to secure release of the only Russian national there.
Saturday marks twelve years since the first detainees arrived at Guantanamo Bay prison on January 11, 2002. On the anniversary US human rights activists marched to the White House demanding the facility’s closure.