David Hicks was held at the military detention facility in Cuba between 2002 and 2007.
The cells, designed for solitary custody, could be hauled around on trucks. In the early days of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, commanders at times had to improvise detention options.
Four prisoners were sent to Oman and one was sent to Estonia. The releases are part of the Obama administration’s continued effort to wind down operations at the controversial detention facility in Cuba.
The men’s release marks the first time Guantanamo prisoners have been sent to the central Asian country.
Tras el anuncio histórico sobre la reanudación de las relaciones entre Estados Unidos y Cuba, ya empezaron las bromas sobre la llegada de las empresas estadounidenses a la isla.
According to the newly released Senate report on the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” program, detainees’ hunger strikes were broken via rectal feeding.
It’s the largest number of prisoners transferred from the Cuba prison since 2009, according to The New York Times.
The man, Muhammad Murdi Issa al-Zahrani, has spent 12 year at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay. He was sent back to Saudi Arabia for rehabilitation after a review board cleared his case last month.
The detainees have been transferred to Slovakia and Georgia as part of President Barack Obama’s continuing efforts to close down the camp.
For a decade, Yemen was like a home away from home for me — until the day I was nearly abducted in broad daylight, and narrowly missed suffering a grim fate similar to other journalists drawn to covering, and living in, the Middle East.
A private $10 million cash ransom deal was in the works before the five Gitmo prisoners were handed over.
The legal team defending one of the five 9/11 co-conspirators currently on trial at Guantanamo Bay is demanding U.S. military prosecutors hand over the complete version of a classified Senate report on the CIA’s controversial interrogation program.
The agency offered detainees freedom, safety, and millions of dollars. Many top al-Qaeda operatives were killed as a result of the risky program.
Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) underwent surgical force feeding to show what happens to those who choose to hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay.
“Out of step with international norms, medical ethics and practices of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.”
“The voice of that woman is worth paying attention to.” Code Pink’s Super Bowl.
Gitmo prisoner Samir Naji al Hasan Moqbel sheds light on the prison’s hunger strike.
A modified invite after controversy over a Coachella party.
“We intend to create an atmosphere of fun, and the spirit and theme were never intended to cause offense or harm,” Flaunt Magazine says.
The four were allegedly promised citizenship three years ago. Now “they are stuck in the Bermuda Triangle.”
For the first time in history, an accused terrorist has spoken to the press from Guantanamo Bay prison camp. (via AFP)
The first term repeats itself.
A fascinating glimpse into life behind bars at the infamous detention center in Cuba. Around 40 inmates take the art classes, which are a reward for good behavior. Full story and more examples available here.
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