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US Congressional Report Questions Guantanamo Detainee Releases

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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A new U.S. congressional report says the United States cannot ensure that former detainees at the Guantanamo Bay military prison will not become involved in insurgent activities. The report by the oversight panel of the Republican-led House Armed Services Committee says 27 percent of the 600 detainees transferred out of Guantanamo were confirmed or suspected […]

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UN Rights Chief Urges Guantanamo Closure

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay is voicing “deep disappointment” that the U.S. government has failed to close its detention facility at Guantanamo Bay (Cuba), as President Barack Obama pledged on taking office three years ago. Pillay, in a statement Monday, noted the 10th anniversary of the prison opening and the third anniversary of […]

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French Judge Seeks Access to Guantanamo

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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A French judge has requested permission from the United States to visit the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to investigate claims by former French inmates that they were tortured. Judge Sophie Clement said Tuesday she wants access to all documents relating to the arrest and transfer of three Frenchmen who were held there. […]

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USS Cole Bombing Suspect to be Arraigned November 9

Posted October 7th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. officials say a Saudi Arabian man accused of planning the 2000 bombing of the Navy warship USS Cole will make his first appearance at a Guantanamo Bay military tribunal November 9. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri was supposed to appear in court October 26, but authorities say the arraignment was postponed at the request of his […]

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Pentagon Seeks Death Penalty for USS Cole Bomb Plotter

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A Saudi Arabian man accused of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole will be tried before a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay and could face the death penalty if convicted. The Pentagon said Wednesday Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri is accused of the planning and preparation of the attack on the U.S. naval vessel in Yemen’s […]

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NATO, Afghan Forces Kill Key Al-Qaida Affiliate

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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NATO said Saturday coalition and Afghan forces have killed a former detainee at the U.S. facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who became a key al-Qaida affiliate after returning to Afghanistan. A coalition statement said Sabar Lal was killed in an operation late Friday in northeastern Nangarhar province. The statement described Lal as an insurgent leader […]

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US Court Overturns Guantanamo Detainee’s Release

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Guantanamo detainee who was to be freed must now remain in jail after a federal appeals court ruled there is enough evidence linking him to al-Qaida. The judges Friday overturned an earlier decision freeing Hussain Salem Mohammad Almerfedi, saying the lower court had not “given sufficient weight” to the “reliable evidence.” The judges said […]

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