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Since it opened in 2002, Guantanamo Bay has been a powerful symbol across the world. It has a 16 year lifespan now, and over that time nearly 800 men have been sent to the detention camps at Guantanamo Bay. Recently, President trump vowed to keep the controversial military detention facility open, ...
The Pentagon wants $69 million to replace the Top Secret prison where the accused 9/11 mastermind, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and 14 other former CIA captives are kept. The funding request, included in a massive 2019 Department of Defense budget package released Monday, warns that the current ...

If you're not following the work of Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald, either in the newspaper or on the electric Twitter machine, you should be. Because, for a very long time, she's been virtually the only one riding herd on the trials of various detainees at the facility at Guantanamo Bay, including the ...
A convicted Al Qaeda terrorist held at Guantanamo Bay watched “Arrested Development,” worked out on a spin bike, and cooked his own meals with cilantro and cloves — all in return for agreeing to testify for military prosecutors. Ahmed al Darbi, a 42-year-old from Saudi Arabia, pleaded guilty in 2014 for ...
President Donald Trump's decision to keep open the Guantanamo Bay detention facility might score him some political points with those under the wrong impression that the facility is actually valuable to American national security, but it is fundamentally wrong. Framing this policy at the State of the Union ...
What do you do with a terrorist named Ringo? The capture of the final two “Beatles” – four British jihadis jokingly named after the pop group by their peers – has reopened the question of what should be done with British nationals who have been foreign fighters. Prior to their capture, this discussion in the ...

As the New York Times reported on Thursday, Kurdish forces captured Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh last month. Their capture ends the ISIS group of four British fighters nicknamed "the Beatles" for their accents. One of the other two fighters is in prison in Turkey and the other is dust floating ...
President Trump's decision to keep open the Guantanamo Bay detention facility might score him some political points with those under the wrong impression that the facility is actually valuable to American national security, but it is fundamentally wrong. Framing this policy at the State of the Union address ...
In December 2017, I travelled to Guantanamo, the U.S. Naval base home to the United States' most notorious detention center, as a nongovernmental organization observer through the Center on National Security and the Law. The purpose of the trip, organized by the Georgetown University Law Center, ...
The decision to keep the facility indefinitely open is a major reversal of his predecessor President Barack Obama's policy who attempted to shutter the detention facility in his first year of office. In December, Mattis became the first secretary of defense since the Bush administration to visit Guantanamo Bay, ...
21, 2013 file photo reviewed by the U.S. military, dawn arrives at the now closed Camp X-Ray, which was used as the first detention facility for al-Qaida and ... President Trump's decision to keep open the Guantanamo Bay detention facility might score him some political points with those under the wrong ...
Guantanamo Bay has long been a controversial lockup for terrorism suspects and the past two administrations have said they wanted to shut down the facility. President Trump wants to keep it open. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email ...
After boasting during his presidential campaign that he would “load” up the Guantanamo Bay prison with “bad dudes,” President Donald Trump refrained during his first year from sending terrorism suspects to the notorious facility in Cuba. He appeared, to his credit, to have absorbed the central lesson of ...
Along with keeping Guantanamo Bay open, Trump's executive order included a request for an interagency review of current U.S. policy on housing ... Uzbek immigrant who has U.S. citizenship, to Guantanamo, Trump said, using the prison's moniker, “I would certainly consider that, yes. Send him to Gitmo.”.
However, there was one aspect of the SOTU which should (emphasis on should) get bipartisan support — the president's executive order keeping Guantanamo Bay open. There is no logical reason — other than political gain — to close Gitmo, which was a campaign promise of former President Barack ...
Trump has suggested that new prisoners from the conflict in Syria and Iraq may be sent to Guantanamo. If that happens then the clock will be set back 16 years and we can expect to see more Western citizens dressed in orange jumpsuits before they are horrifically executed, as Isis and others have done.
To many in and outside the United States, the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has long been a blot on America's stated democratic ideals, a facility ... in 2002, and since then more than 750 detainees, from teenagers to octogenarians, have passed through the facility, colloquially known as "Gitmo.

A humvee passes the guard tower guard tower at the entrance of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, also known as "Gitmo" in October 2016. ... President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order to keep open the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, after pledging during the campaign to "load it ...
President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order that would reverse an Obama-era directive to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a draft document obtained by POLITICO. Trump is expected to announce plans to sign the order during his State of the Union ...
GITMO 2: 'It's pure nonsense' - Ayine counters government's 'no exit agreement' excuse ... A former Deputy Attorney General, Dominic Ayine, says claims by the government that it is unable to repatriate the two Guantanamo Bay detainees because of a binding agreement between the previous government ...
He asked: “when the SC gave its ruling on the status of the Gitmo 2, didn't it know that they had refugee status; and if they [SC] did, then it means they ... declared as unconstitutional an agreement between the then Mahama government and the United States, which saw two Guantanamo Bay detainees ...
Lawyers for prisoners at Guantanamo Bay who have been refused permission to transfer artwork from the jail – some of it containing images of torture and abuse – have urged the US Defence Secretary to overturn a ban that activists claim amounts to “censorship”. A number of the 41 prisoners still being ...
On Jan. 11, the Center for Constitutional Rights petitioned the federal district court for the District of Columbia for an order granting the writ of habeas corpus on behalf of 11 Guantanamo Bay detainees—Tofiq Nasser Awad al-Bihani, Sharqawi al-Hajj, Sanad al-Kazimi, Suhail Sharabi, Said Nashir, Abdul ...
The Minority in Parliament has asked the Government to bring the agreement allowing the two former Guantanamo Bay detainees to stay in the country before Parliament for ratification. The Minority said the agreement approved by Parliament, which permitted the two former detainees to stay in Ghana, ...
The government says two former terror suspects are set to continue their stay in Ghana following the expiration of a two-year agreement with the US government. Foreign minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey told Parliament, the two have been given refugee status and are therefore the responsibility of the ...
The feminine, fragile Democrats lost not just the election but what was left of their minds and credibility. First they tried calling Trump a racist. Then a sexist. Then they alleged Russian collusion. Now these deranged nut jobs on the left are calling him unstable. Throw the terrorists out of Gitmo and start ...
On Display in New York: art from "Beyond The Walls" of a prison -- which in the eyes of critics, makes it art that's beyond the pale. Tony Dokoupil takes a look at the art ... and the controversy: If you didn't know better, "Ode to the Sea" at New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice might look like a rather ...
Sixteen years after the opening of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 41 men—the majority of whom have never been charged with a crime, and 5 of whom have been cleared for release—remain incarcerated there. On Jan. 11, human rights activists, torture survivors, Guantanamo ...
Since then, in addition to teaching "International Human Rights Post 9/11" in Spring 2017 and 2018 at Penn Law School, Pradhan travels to Gitmo every month or two to speak with Baluchi. Piecing together what happened to Baluchi while in U.S. custody can be difficult for the defense, Pradhan said, ...
11 rally at the White House in support of closing Guantanamo, according to a press release from Witness Against Torture, one of the event's sponsors along with the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker. The five Witness Against Torture members who were arrested were meant to represent the five men who have ...
Police in Uruguay are investigating whether a former Guantanamo detainee who was granted refuge there is a member of the extremist Islamic State group. The alleged militant is a Syrian national named Abu Wa'el Dhiab, also known as Jihad Diyab, released in 2014 from the controversial U.S. prison at ...
On Thursday, January 11, the sixteenth anniversary of the opening of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba was marked by a coalition of 15 ... his promise to close the prison and days before his inauguration last year, Donald Trump tweeted, “There should be no further releases from Gitmo.
Eleven Guantanamo detainees filed a petition in a federal court in Washington that claims their continued imprisonment is due to President Donald Trump's alleged dislike of Muslims. The inmates point to Trump's campaign vow to load up Guantanamo with “some bad dudes.” Trump also tweeted that he ...
About thirty people gathered in Washington D.C., convened by Witness Against Torture, (WAT), for a weeklong fast intended to close Guantanamo and abolish torture forever. Six days ago, Matt Daloisio arrived from New York City in a van carefully packed with twelve years' worth of posters and banners, ...
Chain link fence and concertina wire surrounds a deserted guard tower within Joint Task Force Guantanamo's Camp Delta at the U.S. Naval Base in ... Human rights activists demonstrated in front of the White House on Thursday demanding the government close the Guantanamo Bay, or Gitmo, detention ...
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's statement via Twitter last year that “there should be no further releases” from the notorious offshore prison at Guantanamo Bay could have the ironic result of giving some of the 41 remaining prisoners there a new avenue to challenge their detention there.
It's hard to believe, but here we are marking yet another anniversary of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center. It's not a happy one. Hidden and inaccessible as they are on a U.S. Navy base in Cuba, the remaining 41 detainees at Guantanamo might no longer grab people's attention these days.
Both of the main party candidates in the 2008 presidential election called for Guantanamo's closure. Over those six years, the iconography of the orange Gitmo jumpsuit was transformed from a muscular projection of Bush–Cheney determination to an international symbol of cruelty and lawlessness.
The Bush and Obama administrations each understood this distinction, which is why more than 500 men were released or transferred from Guantanamo during President George W. Bush's tenure (none pursuant to a court order), and another 200 during President Barack Obama's (roughly 30 of whom were ...
Only 41 "war on terror" captives remain at the prison camps on the U.S. navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Roughly a third of them are being held there at Camp 7, a lockup so secret that its very location is classified. Known as "high value detainees." they all underwent brutal interrogations in secret CIA ...
"Ode to the Sea: Art from Guantanamo Bay" opened on October 2 this year, in the President's Gallery, located on the topmost floor of Hareen Hall, John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. It is a nondescript building located in a well-to-do section of Manhattan's Upper West Side, with much of the ...
During his recent State of the Union address, President Donald Trump made a formal announcement of his decision to keep the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention center open. This is merely the latest entry in the prison's 16-year lifespan, one that continues to be surrounded by political contention ...
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep open the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, marking a formal reversal of his predecessor's eight-year effort to shut it down. Trump made it clear during his campaign that he wanted Guantanamo to remain open and to "load it up with ...
11 for a “Shut down Guantanamo vigil” in downtown Portland to demonstrate solidarity with current detainees and bring attention to Islamophobia in the United States. Event attendees lit candles, read poems and stories by Guantanamo prisoners and marched around Pioneer Courthouse Square.
A US prosecutor has issued charges against the alleged leader of an al-Qaeda affiliate in Southeast Asia, blaming him for the 2002 Bali nightclub bombing and adding two Malaysian captives to the proposed case as alleged co-conspirators. A copy of the non-capital charge sheet obtained by The Miami ...
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — The U.S. war court prosecutor has issued new charges against the alleged leader of an al-Qaida affiliate in Southeast Asia, blaming him for the 2002 Bali nightclub bombing and this time adding two Malaysian captives to the proposed case as alleged ...
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — A Saudi facing a war crimes tribunal at Guantanamo Bay for allegedly aiding the Sept. 11 attack told interrogators that he bought plane tickets and facilitated money transfers for seven of the hijackers, a retired FBI agent said Wednesday, providing the most ...
Congressman Dunn is on board with keeping Gitmo open. "Guantanamo Bay serves a unique purpose: it's a place we can hold military commissions and try and imprison prisoners of war. So, I think clearly it's a good idea to have it," he said. Lee Wolosky was the Obama administration's special envoy for ...
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (WJHG/WECP) - Monday began the court proceedings for the man who proclaimed he was responsible for September 11th "from a to z." Panama City ... This sign is in front of Camp Delta, an older detention facility that previously held detainees but no longer does. We were also ...
The military commission at Guantanamo Bay detention camp began a weeklong pretrial hearing for the defendants accused of committing the Sept. ... NPR national security correspondent David Welna is at the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where the defendants are held and where the ...


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