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Guantanamo detainee alleges wider use of torture by CIA
A Guantanamo detainee has alleged that the CIA's torture techniques went beyond those described in last year's Senate Intelligence Committee report, Reuters reported Tuesday. Majid Khan was detained in Pakistan in 2003 and confessed to delivering (More)
Torture Allegations
Allegations of harsh interrogations and torture have been consistent in the decade since Guantanamo Bay began housing prisoners. Former detainees subsequently voiced abuse accusations, including Sami-al-Leithy, Murat Kurnaz, Mohammed El Gharani, Muba (More)
Military Commissions: A Failed Experiment
JURIST Guest Columnist David Frakt of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the recent reversal of Salim Hamdan's conviction presents an opportunity to rethink the wisdom of using military commissions to try individuals accused of acts (More)
Hidden Torture: Behind the Plea Bargain of Majid Khan
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Andrea Prasow of Human Rights Watch says that one of the reasons Majid Khan was not tried in civilian court and was offered a plea deal by Guantanamo prosecutors was to prevent him from testifying on his mistreatment wh (More)
Guantanamo Bay prisoner pleads guilty to terror charges
Majid Khan , a Guantanamo Bay prisoner who is linked with al Qaeda, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to five terror charges including conspiracy, attempted murder and murder. Per his plea bargain, Khan must testify against fellow "high value" prisoner (More)
Guantanamo detainee agrees to testify for plea deal
A Guantanamo Bay detainee reached a plea agreement with military prosecutors on Wednesday that included an agreement to testify against other detainees. Under the agreement, detainee Majid Khan , a 31-year-old former Baltimore-area resident, will b (More)
CIA releases documents describing Guantanamo detainee torture, abuse
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Monday released redacted documents that describe the alleged torture and abuse of Guantanamo Bay detainees in CIA custody, transcribed from Combatant Status Review Tribunal hearings. The documents, released (More)
US Navy defense lawyer allowed access to restricted Guantanamo camp
Navy defense attorney Cmdr. Suzanne Lachelier was given rare access [Miami Herald report] on Wednesday to Camp Seven [Miami Herald backgrounder], a special Guantanamo camp for alleged al Qaeda members classified as "high-value detainees&qu (More)
US military judge grants defense lawyer access to resticted Guantanamo camp
US military judge Col. Ralph Kohlmann ruled Monday that defense attorney Cmdr. Suzanne Lachelier could gain access to Camp 7 [Miami Herald backgrounder], a special camp for alleged al Qaeda members classified as "high-value detainees" at (More)
ACLU sues for full hearing transcripts for 14 'high-value' Guantanamo detainees
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF; press release] Thursday seeking to compel the US government to release unredacted transcripts of military hearings conducted at Guantanamo Bay in early 2007 for 14 "hi (More)