Andy Worthington of The Four Fathers talks about his album, “Love and War,” and what influenced him to become a writer & performer of protest music.
Mansoor Abdul Rahman al Dayfi is cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay, but the U.S. won’t let him return home to care for his ailing family members.
A federal judge refused to reconsider an order to release videos of a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner being force-fed and forcibly removed from his cell.
The U.S. admitted Younous Chekkouri, a man held in Guantanamo for 14 years, has no ties to al-Qaida. But that may not stop Morocco from charging him anyway.
Kevin Gosztola recently appeared on The Matthew Filipowicz show to discuss the plight of former Guantanamo prisoner Younis Abdurrahman Chekkouri.
Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Younis Chekkouri was released last week and flown to Morocco, where authorities have detained him in one of the country’s most notorious prisons. He now urgently demands a United States federal court release documents proving his innocence, which the U.S. has withheld for the past four years.
A Moroccan released from Guantanamo Bay prison was blindfolded and shackled during his flight to Morocco, where he remains in detention, according to his attorney. Younis Abdurrahman Chekkouri, who was detained for 13 years, was repatriated to Morocco last week. Moroccan authorities did not immediately release him.
Omar Shakir, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights who has worked on Guantanamo Bay prisoners’ cases, made his first trip to the military prison this month. He shared what struck him most about going to Guantanamo to meet with two prisoners, Ghaleb al-Bihani and Zaher Hamdoun. Shakir described how the men’s faces lit up as they talked about things most humans take for granted, like fresh air, travel, family, and friends.
Attorneys for a gravely sick Guantanamo Bay prisoner, who has been on hunger strike for eight and a half years, argue the United States government has “attacked” a federal court’s “Constitutional authority” by claiming “unchecked power” to continue detention and force-feeding. Tariq Ba Odah, a Yemeni prisoner and resident of
Obama Administration Would Rather Subject Gravely Ill Guantanamo Prisoner to More Torture Than Release Him
President Barack Obama’s administration would rather subject a gravely ill Guantanamo Bay prisoner to continuous abusive force-feedings, which amount to torture, than support his release from the military prison because he is sick.