A detainee receives new linens in the communal area of Camp Six at Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF Guantanamo photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Elisha Dawkins).
19 Aug 2016

After Guantanamo, Released Yemeni Prisoners Become Refugees

During the August 13 weekend, the Pentagon released 15 prisoners from the Guantánamo Bay military prison to the United Arab Emirates.

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Photo by Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Defense Department
15 Aug 2016

Teen Once Detained At Guantanamo May Not Sue For Torture, Appeals Court Rules

A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Mohammed Jawad’s lawsuit seeking damages for torture.

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Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Photo via Wikipedia.
20 Jul 2016

Guantanamo Prisoner Who Wrote Best-Selling Diary Is Cleared For Release

Guantanamo Bay prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi, author of “Guantanamo Diary,” has been cleared for release by the U.S. military’s periodic review board.

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GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba – A Navy guard assigned to Joint Task Force Guantanamo’s Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion patrols Camp Delta’s recreation yard during the early morning of July 7, 2010. (JTF Guantanamo photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth)
16 Jun 2016

Tortured Guantanamo Prisoner With Severe Mental Illness Asks Review Board To Approve Release

Guantanamo Bay prisoner Mohammed al Qahtani’s attorneys highlighted new evidence of his “severe psychiatric disabilities” to push for his release.

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Photo by Joint Task Force Guantanamo on Flickr
09 Jun 2016

Ten Years Ago, I Saw The Real Guantanamo And It Changed My Life

On June 9, 2006, three men died on my watch. I knew the three detainees did not die in their cells. I knew they were murdered.

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GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba – A Navy guard assigned to Joint Task Force Guantanamo’s Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion patrols Camp Delta’s recreation yard during the early morning of July 7, 2010. (JTF Guantanamo photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth)
18 Apr 2016

Why Won’t US Military Free Guantanamo’s Oldest Prisoner?

The US military’s Periodic Review Board decided Saifullah Paracha, Guantánamo Bay’s oldest prisoner, should remain indefinitely detained.

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In this February 14, 2006 photograph, members of U.S. Navy assigned to Guantanamo Bay place shackles on a prisoner's arms in preparation for moving him from his cell.  (Flickr / U.S. Navy / Photographer's Mate 1st Class Brien Aho)
11 Mar 2016

US Puts Militants At Risk Of Torture By Transferring To Iraq

Transferring captives to the Iraqi government instead of Guantánamo does not satisfy human rights concerns. It may be even worse.

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Photo licensed under Creative Commons by Ryan J. Reilly
03 Mar 2016

Obama Administration Fights To Suppress Force-Feeding Videos From Guantanamo

In the “Secret” filing, the DOJ argued the court’s order will mark a “sea change in the protections given to properly classified information.”

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A U.S. Sailor assigned to the Navy Expeditionary Guard Battalion stands watch over a cell block at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, while detainees look through magazines and books March 30, 2010. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Nistas/Released)
25 Jan 2016

Guantánamo Prisoner Who Was Force-Fed Rejects Resettlement To Unidentified Country

Muhammad Bawazir, a Yemeni detained at Guantánamo Bay who was force-fed during hunger strikes, refused to be transferred to a country in the Balkans.

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Undated photo from the International Committee of the Red Cross
08 Jan 2016

Kuwaiti Prisoner Released From Guantánamo Faces Lifetime Of Surveillance

Fayez al Kandari, a thirty-eight year-old Kuwaiti held in captivity at the Guantánamo military prison for nearly fourteen years, was released to Kuwait. He was the last Kuwaiti in detention, and the U.S. military’s Periodic Review Board cleared him for release in September of last year. As part of Kandari’s release,

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