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News & Analysis

Some prisoners released but Gitmo stays open

Tahir Mahmoud

Safar 19, 14372015-12-01

Five Yemeni prisoners held at the notorious US torture camp at Guantanamo Bay were finally released on November 14. According to a Pentagon announcement, the five were flown to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). None of the five Yemenis was ever charged with a crime.

Daily News Analysis

US plans expansion of Gitmo torture prison

Crescent International

Muharram 19, 14362014-11-12

Far from shutting it down as Barack Obama promised soon after he was sworn in as president for the first time in January 2009, Guantanamo Bay prison camp is being expanded. The Pentagon has sought $69 million for expansion work. There are still 150 prisoners held there despite no charges being brought against them except for a few but even they have not been tried in any court of law.

Daily News Analysis

US forced to release Gitmo detainees’ list

Crescent International

Muharram 14, 14352013-11-18

An updated list of Guantanamo Bay detainees' list has been released by the Pentagon but it does not include the name of Aamer Shakir, the British detainee. Instead, the US has provided a second list of detainees who will not be released. They will also not be charged with any offence but since the US considers itself above the law, it claims it can do what it likes.

News & Analysis

Long live Gitmo, and indefinite detention without trial

Tahir Mahmoud

Jumada' al-Akhirah 18, 14312010-06-01

“These people are the worst of the worst,” bellow some family members. “We cannot let them loose to attack America or Americans again.” Others chime in: “They have better facilities here than they have at home..."

News & Analysis

Gitmo thrives despite Obama’s much-trumpeted promise

Zia Sarhadi

Rabi' al-Awwal 15, 14312010-03-01

No less serious is the refusal of Congress to authorise funding for the prison or prisons on US mainland where detainees are to be transferred or even the authority to transfer those to be held indefinitely.

News & Analysis

Gitmo child prisoner finally returns home

Sur Gul Speen

Ramadan 11, 14302009-09-01

Jawad’s release came following a US federal judge’s ruling on July 30, after a war crimes case against him was dismissed for lack of evidence and concerns about his age...

News & Analysis

Bagram torture camp a gift of 9/11

Tahir Mustafa

Dhu al-Hijjah 14, 14302009-09-01

Last month, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) demanded that President Barack Obama’s administration release information on 600 detainees held at Bagram...

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