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Guantanamo

'Capture, detain, interrogate': CIA ‘propaganda’ fed to US public examined in documentary
A new PBS documentary examines the alleged propaganda fed to the American public by the CIA, detailing the interrogation methods widely described as torture. It looks at two very different tales of the CIA's tactics, and speaks to its former top dogs.

21.05.2015 17:36

‘He was never a threat to any country’: UK MPs in US to lobby British Gitmo prisoner’s release
Four members of the UK Parliament are in Washington DC to put pressure on lawmakers and the Presidential administration to free Shaker Aamer, the only British Guantanamo prisoner.

20.05.2015 15:23

Cuba, US to name ambassadors after May 29 - Raul Castro
Cuba and the US will exchange ambassadors after the island nation is removed from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism, Cuban President Raul Castro has said.

12.05.2015 16:59

Canadian court releases former Gitmo detainee on bail
An Alberta court has decided to release the former Guantanamo inmate Omar Khadr, who had spent almost 13 years in custody, on bail. A judge denied the government’s emergency plea to keep the Canadian citizen behind bars.

07.05.2015 18:34

‘Threat to foreign relations’: Canada delays former Gitmo detainee’s bail decision
Canada’s Alberta Court delayed the bail ruling for former Guantanamo inmate Omar Khadr until Thursday, as the judge weighs arguments for and against. The government claims Khadr’s release would damage Canadian relations with certain countries.

06.05.2015 04:15

Ex-GITMO inmates’ protest at Uruguay US Embassy turns into camp out
Four former Guantanamo prisoners have camped out outside the US Embassy in Montevideo, protesting the conditions of their Uruguayan asylum and demanding financial reparations from the American government.

01.05.2015 16:32

FBI negotiated ransoms for years with kidnappers, gov. source says
Despite US policy banning federal officials from doing business with kidnappers, particularly terrorists, a government source told the Associated Press the FBI has for years negotiated and paid ransoms to kidnappers both domestically and internationally.

01.05.2015 02:14

Ex-Gitmo detainees protest at US embassy in Uruguay, demand financial support
Four former Guantanamo Bay prisoners protested on Friday night in front of the US Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay, complaining over “broken promises” and demanding greater financial support from Washington.

25.04.2015 14:38

Obama to release half of Guantanamo inmates in push to close camp - reports
The Obama administration is working to release “dozens” of Guantanamo prisoners in the coming months, citing fears of possible obstruction by lawmakers to expedite the closing of the notorious camp. The first 10 prisoners may be released as early as June.

23.04.2015 00:17

Pentagon names new commander of Guantanamo task force
The US task force in charge of the detention camps at Guantanamo Bay will soon have a new commander. The Pentagon announced on Friday that Rear Admiral Fernandez L. “Frank” Ponds will take over command of the Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO).

10.04.2015 19:01

​US should pay to resettle ex-Gitmo detainees – Uruguay president
Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez said the Obama administration should provide financial aid to six former detainees of Guantánamo Bay prisoners who received asylum in this South American country last year.

09.04.2015 07:50

Former Guantanamo boss faces French court inquiry
Guantanamo prison ex-chief Geoffrey Miller has been summoned by a French court over the use of torture in the detention facility a decade ago, following a lawsuit from two French citizens who were former inmates of the infamous military jail.

03.04.2015 11:03