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Four Guantanamo detainees transferred on Obama's final day in office
The US Department of Defense announced the transfer of four Guantanamo prisoners Thursday. Jabran al Qahtani will be sent to Saudi Arabia , while Ravil Mingazov, Haji Wali Muhammed, and Yassim Qasim Mohammed Ismail Qasim will be sent to the United A (More)
Security Screening: Science or Sorcery?
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin, of Lewis and Clark Law School, discusses the effectiveness of TSA screening policies and how those policies affect our privacy rights...In the fall of 2001, I went on the market to become a law professor, and I was f (More)
Citing "Terrorism" to Ignore Due Process in Saudi Arabia
JURIST Guest Columnist Adam Coogle of Human Rights Watch discusses Saudi Arabia's new terrorism law... (More)
US transfers 2 Guantanamo detainees to Saudi Arabia
The US Department of Defense (DOD) announced Monday that two Guantanamo Bay detainees have been transferred to Saudi Arabia . Saad Muhammad Husayn Qahtani and Hamood Abdulla Hamood had been held since 2002, but neither had been charged with a crim (More)
Guantanamo lawyer seeking declassification of CIA interrogation techniques
The lawyer for five Guantanamo Bay prisoners charged with plotting the September 11 attacks has asked President Barack Obama to declassify the CIA interrogation program that allegedly subjected prisoners to torture. The letter , made public on Fri (More)
Defense secretary names envoy for Guantanamo closure
US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel named Paul Lewis as Special Envoy to oversee the eventual closing of Guantanamo Bay on Tuesday. Lewis will join his US State Department counterpart, Clifford Sloan, in working toward closing the detention center. (More)
Federal appeals court rules no jurisdiction in former Guantanamo detainee lawsuit
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday that the Detainee Treatment Act prevents the court from having jurisdiction over a former Guantanamo Bay detainee's lawsuit for damages. Adel Hassan Hamad , a Sudanese national, was capt (More)
District judge orders release of mentally ill Guantanamo detainee
On Friday, Judge Royce Lamberth for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the release of Guantanamo Bay prisoner Ibrahim Idris , who suffers from a severe mental illness. Idris, originally from Sudan, was sent to Guantanamo mo (More)
Guantanamo authorities end daily hunger strike updates
The Joint Task Force at Guantanamo Bay said Monday that they would no longer issue daily updates on detainee hunger strikes. This announcement effectively declared the end of the unprecedentedly broad, six-month long, prisoner protest. There are (More)
Guantanamo judge considers delaying 9/11 trial over computer problems
A judge at Guantanamo Bay is considering whether to delay the trials of five men charged in the 9/11 terrorist attacks because lawyers in the case have lost data due to problems with a Pentagon computer system. Lawyers for the five men, who have be (More)
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