Guantanamo

Op-ed: John Adams Would Have Defended The Detainees At Guantanamo Bay

In defending prisoners at Guantanamo prison, we're defending the core values of the American legal system.

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'the Other Latif,' A Podcast About A Man With The Same Name — In Guantanamo

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with reporter Latif Nasser of WNYC's Radiolab about his podcast The Other Latif, an investigation into the case of Guantanamo detainee Abdul Latif Nasser.
Related topics: Podcasts

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Guantanamo Trial Will Grapple With Definition Of Torture

For nearly two decades, efforts to prosecute the men accused of helping carry out the September 11 terrorist attacks have gone nowhere. But now the process is accelerating.
Related topics: Terrorism

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Second Cia Contractor Testifies In 9/11 Case At Guantanamo

A former CIA contractor who helped design a harsh interrogation program following the the Sept. 11 attacks sought Friday to minimize the severity of techniques used on the men facing war crimes charges for their alleged roles in the plot.John Bruce...
Related topics: CIA

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‘critical Moment’ As Two Key Architects Of Cia Torture Program Testify Under Oath In Guantanamo...

“Torture is never justified and anyone who uses it must be held to account.” Human rights groups marked a significant “moment of reckoning” on Tuesday for the U.S. torture program used by the CIA following the attacks...
Related topics: CIA, Human Rights

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Guantanamo’s Indelible Legacy

In January 2002, the Guantánamo Bay detention facility in Cuba opened its gates for the first 20 detainees of the war on terror. Within 100 days, 300 of them would arrive, often hooded and in those infamous orange jumpsuits, and that would just be...
Related topics: Cuba, Terrorism

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Pre-trial Hearings Set To Begin In Case Against Sept. 11 Terrorists

Key testimony in the 9/11 case begins Tuesday at the U.S. military court in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. On the witness stand will be psychologists whose consulting firm developed the CIA's torture program.
Related topics: Terrorism, Military, Cuba, CIA

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Ex-guantanamo Commander Convicted Of Lying About Man's Death

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A former commander of the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay was convicted Friday of interfering with an investigation into the death of a civilian with whom the commander had fought and argued over his alleged affair with the...

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Us Defense Bill Extends Gitmo Through 2020, Blocks Prisoner Transfers

Guantanamo Bay Naval Base’s notorious detention facility for terror suspects will continue to prohibit detainees from receiving medical care or prosecution within the US, according to a recently-passed law.

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Twitter Bans Pete Hegseth After He Posted Screenshot From Pensacola Terrorist

On Saturday morning Fox News personality Pete Hegseth, who also an Army veteran who served in Iraq and at Guantanamo Bay, tweeted a screenshot allegedly from the Twitter account of Mohammed Alshamrani, the Saudi gunman who killed three people at...
Related topics: Social Media, Screenshots, Terrorism, Iraq

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Tim Scott Busts Democrats' Dreams: 'no Way In The World' Senate Convicts

[caption id="attachment_679199" align="alignnone" width="665"] In this Nov. 5, 2015, photo, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks about the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate is poised to pas
Related topics: Senate, Usa Photos

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The Stain On America’s Soul That Will Not Wash Away

Guantanamo Bay has become a name synonymous with torture and lawlessness. Years after the so-called “War on Terror” began, information about operations in this U.S.-controlled section of Cuba have slowly leaked out. In an astounding new book...
Related topics: Terrorism, Cuba

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Trump Floated The Idea Of Holding Migrants In Guantanamo Bay And It 'mortified' Advisers, According...

President Donald Trump suggested labeling migrants "enemy combatants," according to the book "A Warning" by an anonymous Trump official.
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Cuba Grants Unprecedented Access To Presidential Tour

GUANTANAMO, CUBA — President Miguel Diaz-Canel began the day in a small town overlooking the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay. He decried the U.S. trade embargo, then inspected a series of state-run enterprises alongside members of his...
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Us Offers $4 Million Reward For Jihadi Whom Obama Freed From Guantanamo

The immortal legacy of our sainted former President. “U.S. Offers Up to $4 Million for Location of Freed Guantánamo Convict,” by Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, November 7, 2019 (thanks to the Geller Report): GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba —...
Related topics: Barack Obama, Cuba

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Camp Bucca, Abu Ghraib And The Rise Of Extremism In Iraq

Kathy KellyAlong with the abuses of prisoners in places like Camp Bucca, FOB Mercury, Abu Ghraib, and Guantanamo, U.S. warfare predictably led to the buildup of ISIS and Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi's commitment to "an eye for an eye." (Photo: Joe...
Related topics: Iraq, Isis, World Photos

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Put The Isis Beheader 'beatles' On Trial At Guantanamo Bay

In a rare bit of good news from northern Syria, the United States has extricated two high-level ISIS prisoners from a Kurdish prison. The two men, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, should now face an unlawful combatant trial at Guantanamo...
Related topics: Isis, Syria

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News Brief: Bolton's Exit, Guantánamo Probe, Netanyahu's Vow

John Bolton is out as national security adviser. A whistleblower alleges waste at the military court in Guantanamo Bay. Israel's prime minister plans to annex part of the West Bank if he is reelected.
Related topics: Benjamin Netanyahu, Military, Israel

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Alleged 9/11 Mastermind, 4 Al-qaeda Associates Will Go To Trial In Early 2021 - Report

Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, will stand trial with four other men, on war-crimes charges at Washington's Cuba military base in Guantanamo Bay beginning early 2021, Fox News reported Friday, citing...
Related topics: Al-qaeda, Terrorism, Cuba, Military

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Maddow Compares Migrant Detention Centers To Guantanamo

Just hours after MSNBC’s John Heilemann compared the idea of holding migrant children and their families in detention centers as they await adjudication of their asylum claims to “concentration camps,” primetime host Rachel Maddow...
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