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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Andy Worthington speaking at an event "Resisting Empire: Global Resistance to Guantanamo and Torture" in Sheffield, United Kingdom on October 5, 2012. (Wikimedia / Tobias Klenze)
13 Nov 2015

Protest Music Project: Andy Worthington Interviewed on Songwriting and His Influences

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.

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The sky turns magenta beyond the razor wire as the sun sets over Camp Delta in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in this February 21, 2006 photograph. (Flickr / U.S. Navy / Photographer's Mate 1st Class (AW) Brien Aho)
06 Nov 2015

Guantanamo Prisoner Cleared for Release, But U.S. Opposes Rejoining Family in Yemen

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.

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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)
28 Oct 2015

Judge Won’t Let U.S. Government Conceal Videos of Guantanamo Force-Feeding

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.

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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)
21 Oct 2015

U.S. Letter Exonerating Former Guantanamo Prisoner in Morocco May Not Save Him

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.

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