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Guantanamo

Senate votes to ban waterboarding and other forms of torture
The US Senate has voted to outlaw many forms of torture, including waterboarding, "rectal feeding," mock executions, hooding prisoners, and sexual humiliation in any sector of the US government.

16.06.2015 17:17

​US transfers 6 Yemeni Guantanamo detainees to Oman
For the first time in six months, prisoners held without trial at the notorious Guantanamo Bay detention center have been flown out of Cuba. The Pentagon has announced that six Yemeni men have been transferred to Oman.

13.06.2015 15:24

Gitmo detainee alleges new forms of CIA sexual abuse, torture - report
A detainee currently held at the US military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba told his lawyers he was subject to forms of "enhanced interrogation techniques" beyond what was disclosed in a US Senate report last year.

02.06.2015 17:57

Federal court dismisses govt appeal to block release of Gitmo force-feeding videos
The latest decision by the Washington DC federal appeals court has become a temporary defeat for the Obama administration, seeking to block the release of several “extremely disturbing” videos showing force-feeding of restrained Gitmo inmate.

30.05.2015 00:14

​Ireland can’t declare ‘neutrality’ as US military aircraft land at Shannon
Ireland declares itself a neutral state. At least that’s how it presents itself to the world. So why then have over 2 million US soldiers since 2001 passed through the country, potentially carrying weapons and munitions?

28.05.2015 13:44

​Last Briton held at Guantanamo Shaker Aamer could be freed next month – lawyer
Shaker Aamer, the last British inmate held in the US prison facility at Guantanamo Bay, could be released in June, according to his lawyer.

27.05.2015 13:41

‘Shaker Aamer lost 13 years in Guantanamo Bay!’ British MPs lobby US for his release
All political parties in the UK – regardless of their opinion on other matters – believe that Shaker Aamer, who has languished in Guantanamo Bay for 13 years, must be released, Jeremy Corbyn, British Labour MP, told RT.

27.05.2015 11:09

'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