ENEMY COMBATANTS
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US government admits former Guantanamo detainee wrongfully convicted: lawyer
January 23, 2015
A lawyer for former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks says the US government admitted his conviction was incorrect and did not dispute Hicks' innocence. The US Court of Military Commission Review has not yet ruled on the appeal, but Hicks' lawyer, Stephen Kenny, believes they will overturn the con....... [more]

US releases Qatari man held as 'enemy combatant'
January 18, 2015
A Qatari man arrested shortly after the 9/11 attacks and labeled an "enemy combatant" was released and returned to his home nation on Saturday. Ali bin Kahlah al-Marri was held by US authorities for six years and later pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a terror....... [more]

Five Guantanamo detainees released to Estonia, Oman
January 15, 2015
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Wednesday announced the transfer of five Guantanamo detainees. Four of the men went to Oman and one to Estonia, the first time each nation accepted Guantanamo prisoners for resettlement. Their release is the latest effort of the Obama administration to expedite....... [more]

Senators propose legislation to halt release, transfers of Guantanamo inmates
January 14, 2015
A group of US senators on Tuesday proposed legislation that would place a moratorium on the releases or transfer of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. Republican Senators Kelly Ayotte, John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Richard Burr touted the new bill as the best course of action to protect US national s....... [more]

US to release five Guantanamo Bay prisoners to Kazakhstan
December 31, 2014
On Wednesday the US Department of Defense said five prisoners at Guantanamo Bay will be released to the Kazakhstan government as part of an effort by the Obama Administration to expedite the closing of the facility. An interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a comprehensive review of the....... [more]

Debating Guantanamo Bay and Torture
December 28, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Clarence Leatherbury from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law discusses the debate over torture techniques and our nations security... The American public was recently given information about the CIA's torture of suspected terrorists during the Bush Administrat....... [more]

Obama to expedite closing of Guantanamo Bay
December 25, 2014
The Obama Administration announced on Wednesday that it plans to expedite the closing of Guantanamo Bay. Over the next six months the administration plans to transfer 64 detainees. President Obama has been in contact with the heads of several nations to facilitate the transfer. Currently the prison....... [more]

Four Afghans transferred from Guantanamo
December 21, 2014
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Saturday announced the repatriation of four Guantanamo Bay detainees to Afghanistan. The prisoners, Shawali Khan, Khi Ali Gul, Abdul Ghani and Mohammed Zahir, were released after a review of their cases. Although originally detained on suspicion of being associa....... [more]

Obama signs defense spending bill with provisions preventing Guantanamo closure
December 21, 2014
US President Barack Obama signed the annual federal defense policy bill into law Friday but expressed dissatisfaction over provisions that limit the his ability to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. HR 3979 authorizes a $585 billion dollar budget for Department of Defense (DOD) operati....... [more]

6 Guantanamo detainees transferred to Uruguay
December 8, 2014
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Monday announced the transferof six detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention center to Uruguay. This move is the result of a 2009 Executive Order issued by President Obama instructing the Guantanamo Bay Review Force to review these cases. The decision to tran....... [more]

UN report criticizes US compliance with anti-torture treaty
December 1, 2014
The UN Committee Against Torture released a report on Friday that found the US has fallen short of full compliance with the Convention Against Torture international treaty. Police brutality, detention facilities, military interrogations and the criminalization of torture itself were several of the....... [more]




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