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Guantanamo

Saudi Arabian detainee released from Guantanamo, over 140 still behind bars
A Saudi prisoner has been freed from Guantanamo Bay prison, becoming the 13th detainee to leave the US detention center in Cuba this year. Over 140 people remain behind bars despite severe criticism and President Obama’s vow to close the facility.

22.11.2014 15:14

Pentagon paid ransom for kidnapped soldier to Afghan con man
Prior to the successful prisoner swap that freed US Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban control in May, the Pentagon was swindled out of a ransom payment in an attempt to win back the kidnapped American soldier, US officials said.

20.11.2014 16:58

‘We crossed the line’: US mea culpa at UN panel on use of torture
A legal adviser to the US has conceded that her country has “crossed the line” since the September 11 attacks, assuring that Washington takes responsibility for its deeds.

13.11.2014 05:53

Shutting Guantanamo by 2016 ‘unrealistic hope’ – prison chief
The commander of Guantanamo Bay military prison has said there is little chance the facility will be closed while he remains in his post – which is until mid-2016.

09.11.2014 10:27

Scary hairy! 9/11 mastermind becomes poster star for Turkish hair-removal cream
Self-confessed 9/11 architect, the hirsute Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, has appeared as a pitchman for an online campaign for a range of hair removal treatments – but the Turkish company behind the ads says the terrorist’s image was used by accident.

05.11.2014 19:45

Nobel Peace Prize laureates call on Obama to release CIA torture report
Twelve winners of the Nobel Peace Prize have urged fellow laureate, US President Barack Obama, to release a Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s post-9/11 Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Program, also known as the torture report.

27.10.2014 17:22

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