Photo by Stephen Melkisethian
15 Nov 2016

Interview: Andy Worthington On Final Push To Close Guantanamo

President Barack Obama has less than 70 days to achieve one of the key goals that will define his legacy: close the Guantanamo Bay military prison. There are 60 prisoners at Guantanamo. Twenty of them were cleared by the Obama administration and could be freed. Of course, the specter of

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Nevada Senator Harry Reid will meet with Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland TODAY, March 17, 2016 at 4 p.m. in room S.224 of the Capitol. Photo by Senate Democrats on Flickr.
17 Mar 2016

Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee Has Mixed Record on Civil Liberties

President Obama’s United States Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, has a mixed record when it comes to civil liberties and national security cases.

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A portrait of Younous Abdurrahman Chekkouri in an orange prisoner's jumpsuit. After being imprisoned for 13 years without charges in Guantanamo Bay prison, Yunus was sent to Morocco last week, where he remains in custody. (Reprieve)
18 Feb 2016

How US Destroyed Former Guantánamo Prisoner’s Life, ‘Slandered’ Him, And Left Him To Suffer In Moroccan Jail

Because of U.S. reluctance to admit Younous Chekkouri’s innocence, Morocco is threatening to subject the former Guantanamo prisoner to more investigations.

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A portrait of Younous Abdurrahman Chekkouri in an orange prisoner's jumpsuit. After being imprisoned for 13 years without charges in Guantanamo Bay prison, Yunus was sent to Morocco last week, where he remains in custody. (Reprieve)
11 Feb 2016

After Months In Moroccan Jail, Former Guantanamo Prisoner Finally Set Free

After months of pressure by Reprieve, a human rights organization, former Guantánamo prisoner Younous Chekkouri has finally been freed from a Moroccan jail.

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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)
14 Jan 2016

Kept In Guantánamo For Years For Being Yemeni, Ten Captives Released To Oman

With the latest release, Oman has resettled more prisoners from Guantánamo Bay than any other nation. Many were held for years simply for being Yemeni.

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Photo by Joint Task Force Guantanamo, Defense Department
12 Jan 2016

Saudi Imprisoned for Fourteen Years at Guantanamo is Released

A Saudi captive imprisoned at Guantanamo for fourteen years, Muhammed Abd Al-Rahman Al-Shamrani, was released into the custody of Saudi Arabian government for “rehabilitation.” He was cleared for release by a Periodic Review Board in September of last year. Shamrani was captured by the United States military when he was 26

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Gen. John F. Kelly in military uniform.  (Department of Defense / U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley)
18 Dec 2015

US Military Tired of Questions From Media, Restricts Access to Guantanamo

Limited to four trips per year, reporters will no longer be able to directly access either of two prison camps and may no longer speak to low level guards.

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A sceenshot from Shaker Aamer's interview with BBC News.
15 Dec 2015

Shaker Aamer Befriended Ants, Stray Cats To Survive Guantanamo Torture

Imprisoned for 14 years in Guantanamo, Shaker Aamer is now free to describe the daily torture he endured, along with the ways he maintained a shred of hope.

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Shaker Aamer on ITV News (Screenshot)
14 Dec 2015

Shaker Aamer’s First Interview: ‘Everything That Happened To Us Is a War Crime’

Former Guantanamo prisoner Shaker Aamer gave his first interview after almost 14 years of torture and abuse in the American prison.

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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)
02 Dec 2015

Review Board Admits Military Wrongfully Detained Guantanamo Prisoner For 13 Years

The Periodic Review Board, which reviews the cases of Guantanamo prisoners, admitted that Mustafa al-Shamir has been held without cause for over a decade.

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