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Guantanamo

Taliban not a terrorist group? White House official says it’s ‘armed insurgency’
A White House spokesperson preferred to talk of the Taliban as “an armed insurgency” rather than a terrorist organization during a press briefing, when a reporter pressed him about Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s release.

29.01.2015 14:22

Cuba urges US to end economic blockade, return Guantanamo
Cuban leader Raul Castro has called on the US to end the economic embargo against the country and demanded that Guantanamo Bay be returned to Cuba as relations between the two nations undergo a historic thaw.

28.01.2015 19:44

Tumult in Yemen should affect transfers from Gitmo - Pentagon chief
The upheaval within Yemen’s power structure must be considered when deciding whether to transfer Yemeni detainees held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, US Defense Department head Chuck Hagel said.

23.01.2015 16:31

Former Gitmo Australian inmate proclaimed innocent – lawyer
US authorities have told would-be jihadist David Hicks’ lawyer that the Australian is innocent of the crimes he allegedly committed in Afghanistan in the early 2000s, which cost him six years in Guantanamo prison.

23.01.2015 05:50

​Guantanamo staff faked letter from inmate’s mother
Officials at the Guantanamo Bay prison complex in Cuba tried to trick Mauritanian detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi into cooperating by forging a letter from his mother who couldn’t even write, his brother Yahdih, has said.

22.01.2015 00:24

​Interrogation of Guantanamo Diary’s author was approved by Donald Rumsfeld – book’s editor
Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s interrogation plan was “meticulously designed ahead of time and was signed off and approved by the then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld,” according to the editor of the diary Larry Siems.

20.01.2015 17:52

Gitmo Gulag diary: A prisoner's tale of Guantanamo hell hits bookstores
An inmate still being detained in Guantanamo is set to have his diary released to the public Tuesday following a 6-year struggle with US authorities to declassify the document.

18.01.2015 10:56

​‘Shaker Aamer should be questioned as torture witness – not suspect’
The last UK resident held at Guantanamo Bay, Shaker Aamer, should testify about illegal treatment and torture at the facility – where he has spent 13 years – instead of being questioned as a terror suspect, human rights activist David Nicholl told RT.

17.01.2015 22:01

‘CIA killed prisoners, made it look like suicide’ – Guantanamo guard
A former Guantanamo Bay prison guard and Marine explained in details what makes him believe three problematic detainees were killed at CIA black site in Guantanomo and their death was covered up as a triple suicide.

15.01.2015 20:51

Republicans call for moratorium on release of Gitmo prisoners
Citing danger to the US and its allies, Republican senators have proposed legislation that seeks a moratorium on the release of "medium- and high-risk detainees" held at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

14.01.2015 17:43

Anti-torture activists protest on Dick Cheney's front porch, 2 arrested
​About 20 protesters made their way onto the property of the former vice president’s Virginia home, where they protested the 14th anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

11.01.2015 07:16

US ships 5 more Gitmo detainees home - this time to Kazakhstan
Five detainees have been shipped from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay to Kazakhstan, the Pentagon announced late Tuesday, taking the number of prisoners released from the detention center in 2014 to 28.

31.12.2014 15:05