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Guantanamo Bay

May 28, 2015

Gitmo inmates swapped for Bergdahl could move freely

WASHINGTON — Five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could move freely around the world next week as their one-year travel ban expires. The five detainees were sent to Qatar where government officials agreed to monitor their activities and prevent them […]

Mar 2, 2015

Commentary: To understand significance of Guantanamo, read ‘Diary’

U.S. government officials arrange for proxy jailers in a foreign country to arrest a man, who is then held incommunicado, interrogated and tortured. Although our government determines that the factual basis for its requested detention was wrong — impossible, actually — the man nonetheless then, with no judicial involvement, is transferred to and tortured at […]

Dec 19, 2013

Defense bill gives Obama rare Guantanamo victory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many detainees at Guantanamo Bay may be closer to heading home under a bipartisan deal reached in Congress that gives President Barack Obama a rare victory in his fight to close the prison for terror suspects. The compromise is part of a broad defense bill awaiting final passage in the Senate this […]

Apr 17, 2013

US says Guantanamo hunger strike on the rise

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Days after a violent clash between guards and prisoners, the U.S. military says a hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay is on the rise. A military spokesman says 52 prisoners have been classified as hunger strikers as of Wednesday. That’s up from 45 a day earlier. Navy Capt. Robert Durand […]

Apr 16, 2013

U.S. military defends Guantanamo prison raid

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — Top officials at the Guantanamo Bay detention center on Tuesday defended a raid that resulted in a violent clash with detainees, saying the operation was critical and the handful of injuries on both sides were minor. Army soldiers with riot helmets and shields swept into recreation yards and met […]

Oct 24, 2012

Guantanamo defense: No war crimes if no war

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — A U.S. military war tribunal is weighing a question that might seem better suited for a history class than a courtroom: How long has the United States been at war? The question is more than academic for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, whose lawyers are appearing before the tribunal this week […]

Jun 12, 2012

Supreme Court turns down new Gitmo appeals

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take a new look at the rights of foreign prisoners held for the past decade at the Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba. Four years after pronouncing that detainees who face no charges have a right to challenge their ongoing confinement, the justices rejected […]

Oct 5, 2011

Obama, Congress divided over terror suspects

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has tracked down and killed Osama bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki and other al-Qaida leaders. Yet, in spite of those successes, Republicans and some Democrats in Congress remain intent on challenging the administration's policies for handling captured terror suspects.

Aug 11, 2011

Judge won’t order investigation of Gitmo doc

NEW YORK CITY — A judge has declined to force an investigation into whether an Army psychologist developed abusive interrogation techniques for detainees at Guantanamo Bay and should be stripped of his license, halting what advocates have called the first court case ...

Apr 4, 2011

High court nixes new appeals from Gitmo detainees

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from foreigners seeking their release after nine years of detention at Guantanamo Bay. The court on Monday rejected three separate claims asking the justices ...

Mar 7, 2011

Obama restarts military trials at Guantanamo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama approved Monday the resumption of military trials for detainees at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, ending a two-year ban. It was the latest acknowledgement that the detention facility Obama had vowed to shut down ...

Jan 26, 2011

Gitmo detainee gets life in embassy plot

NEW YORK CITY — A judge sentenced the first Guantanamo detainee to have a U.S. civilian trial to life in prison Tuesday, saying anything he suffered at the hands of the CIA and others “pales in comparison to the suffering and the horror” caused by the bombing ...

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