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,
After a federal court order, the Pentagon has “re-certified” thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan detainee abuse photos to keep them secret.
Over 64,000 soldiers have been trained to oppress, smash dissent, and maintain American imperial order since the “school” first opened.
Former Guantanamo prisoner Shaker Aamer gave his first interview after almost 14 years of torture and abuse in the American prison.
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 ACLU sued two psychologists contracted by the CIA to develop, implement, and personally administer an experimental torture program in the War on Terror.
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.
Iraqis tortured and abused at the Abu Ghraib prison appealed the dismissal of their claims against contractors from CACI International, Inc. Over the past seven years, the civil tort case has wound its way through federal courts, as it has been amended, appealed, dismissed and then re-instated. Most recently, on June
Amnesty International USA urged the inspector general for the Justice Department to investigate why the department has failed to examine human rights violations documented in the Senate report on CIA torture. In a letter dated September 21, AIUSA alleges the Justice Department failed to review evidence regarding the department’s role in human rights violations, which were committed by the CIA.
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