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Dianne Feinstein Is Dead at 90
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CIA Psychologists to Face
Jan 20, 2020 2:21 PM CST
CIA Psychologists to Face Waterboarded Defendants
James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen must testify in a pretrial hearing in 9/11 case
- The trial of five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks doesn't begin until next year, notes NPR . But a crucial pretrial hearing gets underway this week featuring the two psychologists who designed the harsh interrogation techniques, roundly described as torture, used by the CIA to elicit statements. James...
Per-Prisoner Cost at Gitmo
Is Kind of Staggering
Sep 17, 2019 9:00 AM CDT
Per-Prisoner Cost at Gitmo Is Kind of Staggering
Try $13M per year for each individual, reports 'New York Times'
New York Times
has crunched some numbers about Guantanamo Bay to come up with quite a stat: The US spends $13 million per prisoner each year. By the newspaper's numbers, it cost more than $540 million last year to pay for everything involved, including the related war court,...
Apr 29, 2019 10:20 AM CDT
Pentagon Fires Gitmo Commander
John Ring is out soon after hosting controversial media visit at Guantanamo
- Gitmo is getting a new commander, earlier than expected. The Pentagon has fired Navy Rear Adm. John Ring, citing a "loss of confidence in his ability" to lead, reports the
New York Times
. Ring had been scheduled to rotate out of the job anyway in June, but he already...
Navy Scandal: An Affair,
a Fight, a Drowned Body
Jan 10, 2019 12:15 PM CST
Navy Scandal: An Affair, a Fight, a Drowned Body
Former Gitmo base commander John Nettleton pleads not guilty to obstruction charges
- A former commander of Guantanamo Bay's naval base is facing a long list of charges related to the death of a man whose wife he was accused of having an affair with. Capt. John R. Nettleton, 53, was indicted this week on charges of obstruction, falsifying records, and making...
Gets Sweet Deal
Aug 13, 2018 7:00 PM CDT
Ex-Gitmo Detainee Gets Sweet Deal
Ahmed Ahjam now runs a stall selling Arabic treats in Montevideo, Uruguay
- A bit of sweetness has entered the life of at least one of the men formerly held at the US Guantanamo Bay prison camp. Ahmed Ahjam opened a small stall selling Arabic pastries Monday at a public market in the Uruguayan capital, passing out free samples of cellophane-wrapped ma'amul...
He Was Cleared to Leave
Gitmo. Then His Window Closed
Aug 10, 2018 10:11 AM CDT
He Was Cleared to Leave Gitmo. Then His Window Closed
Abdul Latif Nasser got caught between 2 administrations
- The Huffington Post takes a detailed look at the case of a Guantanamo Bay detainee whose plight illustrates the hurdles involved in gaining release. Abdul Latif Nasser, 53, has been held at Gitmo without charge since May 2002. The Pentagon accused him of being a terrorist loyal to Osama bin...
Gitmo Terror Suspect Gets
'Least Qualified' Lawyer
Feb 6, 2018 12:53 PM CST
Gitmo Terror Suspect Gets 'Least Qualified' Lawyer
But Alaric Piette says he didn't have a choice after terror suspect al-Nashiri's legal team quit
- Navy Lt. Alaric Piette acknowledges the "contradiction" of his latest role: to defend a Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of terrorism and who just a few years back would've been one of Piette's targets. "On another day, I could have easily taken my client out," Piette...
Suspect in Bombing
of USS Cole Quit
Oct 14, 2017 12:46 PM CDT
Lawyers Defending Suspect in Bombing of USS Cole Quit
Civilian lawyers accuse government of eavesdropping on their legal meetings
- In what the
calls "a stunning setback," the entire civilian legal defense team in a Guantanamo Bay death-penalty case has quit over claims the government was eavesdropping on confidential meetings with its client. Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri was arraigned six years ago on charges he spearheaded...
Gitmo Prisoner: US Is Now
'Starving Me to Death'
Oct 13, 2017 2:19 PM CDT
Gitmo Prisoner: US Is Now 'Starving Me to Death'
Disturbing column comes amid reports officials have stopped force-feeding hunger-strikers
- Multiple sources tell the
New York Times
that officials at Guantanamo Bay have started waiting longer before force-feeding hunger-striking prisoners, allowing their physical condition to deteriorate past the point that previously would have resulted in intervention. Per information received from detainees' lawyers, the
says the change was implemented around...
Canada to Pay Millions
to Former Gitmo Detainee
Jul 4, 2017 2:43 AM CDT
Canada to Pay Millions to Former Gitmo Detainee
Country will offer apology to Omar Khadr
- The Canadian government is going to apologize and give millions to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a US soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15, with Canada's Supreme Court later ruling that officials had interrogated him under "oppressive circumstances." An official familiar...
Gitmo 'Guinea Pig' to Describe
May 11, 2017 3:12 AM CDT
Gitmo 'Guinea Pig' to Describe 'Unspeakable Torture'
Abu Zubaydah expected to testify next week
- The Guantanamo detainee known as the CIA's "guinea pig" for its post-9/11 interrogation program is going to testify on his brutal treatment for the first time later this month, his lawyer says. Abu Zubaydah, an alleged al-Qaeda member who was captured in Pakistan in 2002 but has never...
Spicer Slammed for
'Flat-Out Not True' Gitmo Claim
Mar 9, 2017 6:21 AM CST
Spicer Slammed for 'Flat-Out Not True' Gitmo Claim
He makes new error correcting Trump tweet
- Like many things these days, it started with a tweet from President Trump: He claimed Tuesday that 122 "vicious prisoners" released from Guantanamo by the Obama administration had returned to the battlefield. All but nine of those had in fact been released under George W. Bush, Politico reports, but...
Turns ISIS Bomber
Feb 22, 2017 9:33 AM CST
Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Reportedly Turns ISIS Bomber
Relative says man in ISIS photo is Jamal al-Harith
- A man compensated by the UK government following his release from Guantanamo Bay in 2004 has reportedly died in a suicide bombing targeting a military base in Iraq. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack Monday, sharing a photo of the smiling British suicide bomber it identified as Abu...
Obama Receives Letter
From Alleged 9/11 Mastermind
Jan 17, 2017 1:56 PM CST
Obama Receives Letter From Alleged 9/11 Mastermind
Guantanamo prison had been holding onto it for two years
- One of the final letters Barack Obama will receive during his time as president comes from the man who allegedly planned the Sept. 11 attacks, the
reports. According to CBS News , Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was captured in 2003 in Pakistan, tortured by the CIA, then moved to Guantanamo...
4 More Gitmo Inmates Released
Jan 6, 2017 12:33 AM CST
4 More Gitmo Inmates Released
'Final push' continues despite Trump plea
- The Pentagon says four Guantanamo prisoners have been released and sent to Saudi Arabia, part of a final push by President Obama to reduce the population at the detention center in the final weeks of his administration. The four are from Yemen, and each had been held at Guantanamo for...
Obama's Single Largest
Gitmo Release Just Happened
Aug 15, 2016 8:14 PM CDT
Obama's Single Largest Gitmo Release Just Happened
15 prisoners transferred to the UAE
- Fifteen prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center were sent to the United Arab Emirates in the single largest release of detainees during the Obama administration, the Pentagon announced Monday. The transfer of 12 Yemeni nationals and three Afghans to the UAE comes amid a renewed push to whittle down...
Jul 5, 2016 8:50 AM CDT
South America Can't Find Ex-Gitmo Detainee
Syrian native Abu Wa'el Dhiab, who had been resettled in Uruguay, goes missing
- A South American airline is asking its employees to be on the lookout for a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was resettled in Uruguay after being freed by US authorities, the AP reports. The alert about Syrian native Abu Wa'el Dhiab adds to a growing mystery about his whereabouts....
12 Freed Gitmo Inmates
Linked to US Deaths
Jun 9, 2016 6:31 AM CDT
12 Freed Gitmo Inmates Linked to US Deaths
Sources say former detainees have killed at least 6 in Afghanistan
- Information about former Guantanamo Bay detainees who returned to militancy is very slowly leaking out—and it will give ammunition to those fighting to keep the detention center open. Sources tell the
that around 12 released Gitmo prisoners—all of them freed during the George W. Bush administration—...
She Helped Get
Him Out of Gitmo;
Apr 20, 2016 7:21 AM CDT
She Helped Get Him Out of Gitmo; Now She's Marrying Him
'Child soldier' Omar Khadr engaged to human rights activist Muna Abougoush
- As Omar Khadr fought for years to be released from Guantanamo Bay, he always had Canadian human rights activist Muna Abougoush in his corner. Abougoush helped put together the Free Omar Khadr website and even visited him when he was eventually moved to a Canadian prison, notes the
Pentagon Releases 9
Apr 16, 2016 3:30 PM CDT
Pentagon Releases 9 Guantanamo Inmates
The men had been held for approximately 14 years without charges
- Nine prisoners have been released from Guantanamo and sent to Saudi Arabia, dropping the inmate population at the infamous prison to 80, Reuters reports. The release was announced Saturday by the Pentagon. All nine prisoners were Yemeni men captured during the war in Afghanistan, according the
New York Times
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