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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US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter (General Frank Grass on Flickr)
23 Dec 2015

The Pentagon’s Latest Scheme to Keep Nearly 2,000 Detainee Abuse Photos Secret

After a federal court order, the Pentagon has “re-certified” thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan detainee abuse photos to keep them secret.

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A guest instructor debriefs students from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation and Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School after a field training exercise. (U.S. Navy photo)
15 Dec 2015

School Of The Americas: Training Torturers & Secret Police For US-Backed Dictators Since 1946

Over 64,000 soldiers have been trained to oppress, smash dissent, and maintain American imperial order since the “school” first opened.

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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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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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Suleiman Abdullah Salim | Photo from ACLU
13 Oct 2015

CIA Torture Architects Sued by Former Detainees for Water Dousing & Other Methods

The ACLU sued two psychologists contracted by the CIA to develop, implement, and personally administer an experimental torture program in the War on Terror.

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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)
25 Sep 2015

U.S. Withholding Evidence That Could Free Former Guantanamo Prisoner Detained In Morocco

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.

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A protester clutches metal bars at a demonstration against torture. (Justin Norman on Flickr)
23 Sep 2015

Abu Ghraib Torture Survivors Appeal Dismissal of Lawsuit Against CACI Interrogators

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

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Activists in hoods and orange jumpsuits stand before the US Justice Department with a banner that reads "Bush Justice = Obama Justice = No Justice." (Justin Norman)
22 Sep 2015

Inspector General Urged To Investigate Justice Department For Ignoring CIA Torture

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.

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An activist holds a sign demanding freedom for Tariq Ba Odeh, a prisoner of Guantanamo Bay, at a protest on January 20, 2015. Odeh is gravely ill after a years-long hunger strike. (Flickr Debra Sweet)
14 Sep 2015

Attorneys: U.S. Claims ‘Unchecked Power’ to Keep Gravely Sick Prisoner at Guantanamo

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

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