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Broken promise: Obama ‘would’ve closed Guantanamo on first day’
Barack Obama says if he could return to the first days of his presidency, he would close the Guantanamo Bay prison immediately. The president has made numerous pledges to shut the facility, but it still continues to operate.

19.03.2015 08:17

Last Briton in Guantanamo ‘knows too much’ to be released, MPs claim
Despite enduring a decade of “barbaric treatment” and being held without charge for 13 years, the last Briton in Guantanamo, Shaker Aamer, “knows too much” to be set free, according to MPs.

18.03.2015 09:52

​Free Shaker Aamer! MPs urge US to release last Briton held at Guantanamo
MPs will renew pressure on the US government to release Shaker Aamer, the last British detainee at Guantanamo, who has been held for 13 years without charge.

17.03.2015 09:20

Pentagon blocks UN torture investigator from meeting Gitmo detainees - report
The Pentagon said it will refuse the United Nations special rapporteur on torture from interviewing or even meeting detainees held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay. The UN’s Juan E. Mendez called for increased access to the prison last week.

16.03.2015 16:46

Guantanamo prisoners now throwing feces, urine, sperm & vomit at guards
Detainees at the US Guantanamo Bay prison have resorted to assaulting guards with bodily fluids, top marine general John Kelly said at a Senate committee.

13.03.2015 10:27

UN torture investigator calls for access to US prisons, Gitmo detainees
The United Nations special rapporteur on torture lambasted the United States for continually obstructing his requests to visit prisons where 80,000 people sit in solitary confinement and to freely speak with inmates at Guantanamo Bay.

11.03.2015 15:09

Supreme Court spurns two Guantanamo appeals
The US Supreme Court declined to hear two Guantanamo Bay appeals cases on Monday, upholding the decision of lower courts to reject a damages claim by a wrongfully detained Syrian, and block the release of alleged torture photographs of a Saudi national.

09.03.2015 18:02

Petraeus may not get jail time for talking to a journalist, but Sterling and others did
Following his guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified information, disgraced former CIA director David Petraeus is likely to avoid jail time for a crime similar to those committed by whistleblowers that received far worse punishment.

04.03.2015 18:39

Gitmo overseer exerted unlawful influence on tribunals, military judge rules
A military judge attempted to speed up the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunals by ordering the justices overseeing them to move to the US naval base in Cuba. Now one of those judges has ruled that the since-rescinded order was unlawful influence.

02.03.2015 22:47

Military judge halts 9/11 trial citing Defense Dept. overreach
A military judge has put the oft-delayed 9/11 trial on hold until the Department of Defense walks back an order requiring the judges presiding over the case to move to Guantanamo Bay in order to proceed with the trial.

25.02.2015 23:24

Chicago police allegedly run domestic 'black site' for interrogation
Lawyers describe it as the domestic equivalent to a CIA black site. Their clients “disappeared there” for 12-15 hours before being arraigned. A man died there. Another man left with a head injury. A teenager went missing.

25.02.2015 00:17

Gitmo torturer allegedly had long history with Chicago Police Dept.
A former Chicago homicide detective accused in a federal civil rights lawsuit over wrongful conviction is alleged to also have carried out interrogations at Guantanamo Bay, where his methods were described as “illegal,” “immoral” and “unconstitutional.”

19.02.2015 04:12