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Guantanamo

In prison forever: Gitmo detainees might not see freedom even after Afghan War ends
The United States military plans to end its combat role in Afghanistan later this year and close the chapter on America’s longest-running war, but the Afghan men being held at the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay aren’t expected to see any changes.

22.04.2014 14:58

​CIA psychologist who developed torture program defends tactics
A psychologist considered integral to crafting the CIA’s post-9/11 “enhanced interrogation” tactics slammed an unreleased Senate report on CIA torture as inaccurate while defending his role in working with the spy agency amid a volatile era in US history.

19.04.2014 02:51

Gitmo judge presses CIA to explain detainee’s treatment at black sites, Guantanamo
A US judge presiding over Guantanamo Bay inmate trials has ordered the CIA to provide information on how a detainee there was treated. The move is a major step toward transparency as legal authorities prepare to prosecute suspected terrorists.

17.04.2014 21:15

​Defense alleges FBI spying in 9/11 hearing at Guantanamo
Defense lawyers for the 9/11 trial defendants at Guantanamo Bay have levied new allegations of spying by the US government in the case, claiming the FBI propositioned a defense team security officer to be a confidential informant.

14.04.2014 21:53

‘Release Aamer!’ Campaign for British man’s freedom after Gitmo torture
A campaign group has filed a motion for a British resident’s release from the Guantanamo Bay prison on the grounds of ill health. Shaker Aamer, who has been held for 12 years without charge, is suffering from both physical and mental problems.

08.04.2014 09:18

CIA torture tactics to get public airing
Following fierce debate, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to release a report that provides a shocking glimpse at the CIA’s use of torture, methods that failed to produce the desired results in the war on terror.

04.04.2014 12:26

​CIA lied about torture’s effectiveness, according to unreleased Senate report
A Senate report found that CIA officials lied to the government and public about its post-9/11 torture program, most notably by distorting intelligence gleaned from traditional interrogations as that attained by far more brutal methods.

01.04.2014 02:40

​UN hammers US human rights record on spying, torture, drones and death penalty
A UN report hammers the United States’ human rights record, denouncing vast surveillance, ongoing unaccountability for torture, deadly drone strikes, one of the world’s highest death penalty counts, and mass incarceration, among other black marks.

28.03.2014 01:29

Uruguay agrees to receive 5 Gitmo prisoners as refugees
In a deal with the US, Uruguay has agreed to accept five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay as refugees. It comes as the Obama administration struggles to close the notorious detention facility.

21.03.2014 01:00

Key witness testimony in bin Laden son-in-law’s trial subject to block attempt by prosecution
Prosecutors tried to block the testimony of an alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks in the terror trial of Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, after a 14-page statement providing, among other things, reasons for Al-Qaeda operations against the US.

18.03.2014 07:46

First Gitmo detainee repatriated in 2014 goes to Algeria
The United States military announced on Thursday that it had repatriated an Algerian detainee held for more than a decade in the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison complex.

13.03.2014 18:04

​Pentagon whitewashes Gitmo hunger strike as ‘long term non-religious fasting’
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.

11.03.2014 20:24

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