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Amnesty calls Guantanamo prison 'stain on human rights'
Amnesty International on Thursday called Guantanamo prison a "stain on human rights" on the eve of the prison's seventeenth anniversary.Guantanamo prison currently holds 40 detainees, many of whom were tortured by the CIA before being transferred (More)
Trump signs executive order to keep Guantánamo detention center operating
US President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday to continue operations at the Guantánamo Bay detention center.The order states that the facility is "legal, safe, humane, and conducted consistent with United States and international l (More)
Vice President Biden expects Guantanamo to close before president leaves office
Vice President Joe Biden stated at a press conference in Sweden on Thursday that he hopes and expects that the Guantanamo Bay prison will be closed before President Barack Obama leaves office. The Vice President's remarks come a day after White Hou (More)
US transfers 15 Guantanamo detainees to UAE
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Monday announced the transfer of 15 Guantanamo detainees to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Twelve of the detainees were from Yemen, and the other three were from Afghanistan. Six of the detainees had been appr (More)
Federal appeals court throws out former Guantanamo detainee's torture claim
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday threw out a lawsuit by former Guantanamo detainee Mohammed Jawad claiming he was tortured. The appeals court affirmed the district court in refusing to hear the merits of the ca (More)
US Senator: Guantanamo report shows need to keep prison open
A US Senator on Wednesday released a Pentagon Report detailing the profiles of those currently detained in and recently released from the Guantanamo Bay detention center. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) concluded that closing the facility would not be i (More)
Ex-Guantanamo chief ignores France court summons to answer torture allegations
Former head of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, US Army Major General Geoffrey Miller, failed to appear before a French court on Tuesday to answer a subpoena to appear for questioning on his involvement in the torture of two French detainees (More)
Accused 9/11 conspirator seeks court delay over treatment by guards
A Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of involvement in the 9/11 attacks testified on Friday that he has been subject to torment and mistreatment by prison guards. Ramzi bin al Shibh, from Yemen, is facing the death penalty with four other defendants for (More)
Obama delivers Guantanamo closure plan to Congress
US President Barack Obama delivered his plan to close Guantanamo Bay to Congress on Tuesday. This plan comes seven years after Obama first announced he planned to shut down the prison before the end of his presidency. Under the proposed plan, det (More)
Two Guantanamo detainees released, third refuses transfer
Two of three Guantanamo Bay detainees scheduled for release boarded a plane for transfer on Wednesday while the third detainee turned down the opportunity. Though the two released detainees were natives of Egypt and Yemen, they were resettled in Bos (More)