Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Detainees News

Dozens of refugees released after years detained by Australia

Brisbane - Australia has freed dozens of refugees after holding them in detention for years under a policy designed to deter people from seeking asylum in the country, advocates said Tuesday.

Amnesty slams Egypt 'ban' on families visiting prisoners

London - Rights group Amnesty International on Friday slammed a "ban" it said Egyptian authorities have imposed on family visits to scores of detainees.President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has regularly been accused by rights groups of repressing opponents.

Trump hints of imminent news on Americans detained in N. Korea

Washington - US President Donald Trump hinted Wednesday that there would be imminent news about three Americans detained in North Korea, after sources said they had been relocated ahead of their possible release.

Trump hints of imminent news on Americans detained in N.Korea

Washington - US President Donald Trump hinted Wednesday that there would be imminent news about three Americans detained in North Korea, after sources said they had been relocated ahead of their possible release.

In detention, foreign IS suspects claim innocence

Ugur - Nawaf and Hassan both left their homelands to live under the Islamic State group, but now sitting in a police station in northeast Syria they insist they did nothing wrong.

France watchdog slams round-ups of migrants from Calais 'Jungle'

Paris - France's prisons watchdog condemned the government on Wednesday for locking up migrants in a bid to clear the notorious camp known as "the Jungle" near Calais.

69 detainees killed in Iraq convoy attack: officials

Hilla - Sixty-nine detainees were killed in a militant attack on an Iraqi convoy transporting them in an area south of Baghdad on Monday, officials said.

Op-Ed: Should Obama have swapped a soldier for Taliban detainees?

No Man Left Behind — this policy is as old as America herself. Regardless the country or the outcome, we have routinely swapped captured enemy fighters in order to return our soldiers to American soil.

Op-Ed: By law, U.S. must lock up 34,000 undocumented immigrants daily

Under the administration of President Barack Obama, the U.S. has deported over two million undocumented immigrants. Most of these people spent time behind bars, with only a few facing criminal charges. The majority were detained on immigration charges.

Report: Iraqi human rights abuse is ‘commonplace’ - Part II

New York - A new report by Human Rights Watch reveals Iraq's most vulnerable are routinely abused, tortured and killed, with perpetrators rarely held accountable and Part II of this review looks at detainee torture and the plight of marginalized communities.

G20 detainee proposes to fellow detainee during G20 protest

Toronto - Two G20 detainees, who were not protesting, were arrested on the Esplanade and detained at the temporary detention centre. However, despite their imprisonment, the G20 arrestee proposed to his girlfriend at a demonstration.

G20 detainees talk of their detainment, mistreatment by police Special

Toronto - More than 900 people were arrested in downtown Toronto during the upheaval over the weekend and now those who were detained are speaking out over their arrests, the conditions of the detention facility and treatment by police.

Report: CIA medical staff aided torture of 911 detainees

Cambridge - Physicians for Human Rights (PHP) released a damning report on June 8 that says medical personnel employed by the CIA took part in the 'enhanced interrogation' of 911 detainees.

U.K. joins Canada debating fate of Afghan detainees

The Canadian public and inquiries by the military and the parliament have filled the headlines in Canada for months. Now the U.K. is entering the same treacherous waters.

Britain Offers Cash to Foreign Criminals who Agree to Return Home

British authorities say that it's cheaper to pay detained foreign criminals if they agree to return home to their country of origin than to keep them in detention centers to serve their entire jail term

Guantanamo Detainees Moved to Afghanistan, Somalia & Yemen

A further 12 prisoners were moved over the weekend from the detention facility run by the U.S. government at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to their respective home countries of Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen.

Guantanamo Detainees Moving to Illinois

President Obama has decided that the Federal Government to aquire a detention facility in Thomson, Illinois for the Guantanamo prisonors.

Former Canadian Diplomat Says Most Afghan Prisoners Were Tortured

A former Canadian diplomat, Richard Colvin, who worked in Afghanistan, told a House of Commons Committee on Wednesday that most Afghan prisoners captured by Canadian soldiers fighting the Taliban were tortured by Afghan intelligence services.

Obama Gitmo blunder creates new Bermuda triangulation

The Obama administration's move to transfer Gitmo detainees to Bermuda without apparently informing Britain caused United Kingdom senior officials to react angrily.

Terror Suspects To Be Held Indefinitely Without A Trial?

As part of a "re-tool" of the military commission trials President Obama is mulling over the possibility of detaining some alleged terror suspects indefinitely, and without trial, on US soil.

Op-Ed: What To Do About A Problem Like Gitmo

Once upon a time there was a place in the no man land of Cuba. It housed a military prison. One ruler decided that those who he and his friends said were evil and mean from other lands had to go there. Another man came riding in on a white stallion....

Five Algerian Detainees At Guantanamo Bay Are Set To Be Released

Recently, a federal judge had just ordered five detainees to be released from the prison in Guantanamo Bay. It was ruled that they were unlawfully detained.

The White House Warns Detainees May Be Walking Down Main Street

The White House said that dangerous detainees at Gitmo could be walking down your street because of last month's Supreme Court ruling. The truth is though that is very unlikely that would ever happen.

United States Hid Detainees From The Red Cross

Documents have revealed that the United States hid suspected terrorist detainees from the International Committee of The Red Cross. the documents that were released by a Senate committee on Tuesday also show that harsh treatment was concealed.

Who Are These Six Men At Gitmo?

What do we know about the six men that are being charged at Guantanamo in connection to the 9/11 bombing? Why after all this time are the charges being applied? Are there answers to these questions?

70 Detainees 'Released' By Burma's Junta

About seventy people arrested and detained by the authorities in Burma during the anti-government and pro-democracy movements have been released. It is said about fifty of them are members of Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy.

The largest group of detainees at Guantanamo are from Yemen

Yemenis make up the largest population of detainees at Guantanamo.

New US Rules for Guantanamo Terror Suspects

The Defense Department has sent a new manual to congress that details how to try suspected terrorists in Guantanamo.

U.S. official suggests punishing law firms

"WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A Pentagon official who oversees terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, says U.S. companies should consider dropping law firms that represent detainees."
 

Search Digital Journal Archives


Set up a news alert for

Detainees


Detainees Image

Man sticking the middle finger up at protesters.
Man sticking the middle finger up at protesters.
Four detainees who were arrested during the havoc from the G20 protests on Jun. 26-27 discussed thei...
Four detainees who were arrested during the havoc from the G20 protests on Jun. 26-27 discussed their tragic experiences.
Activist and University Professor Judy Rebick
Activist and University Professor Judy Rebick
Four detainees who were arrested during the havoc from the G20 protests on Jun. 26-27 discussed thei...
Four detainees who were arrested during the havoc from the G20 protests on Jun. 26-27 discussed their tragic experiences.
A sign wrapped around a pole by an anti-protesters protester.
A sign wrapped around a pole by an anti-protesters protester.
Guantanamo Bay  Cuba: Guard Force Troopers transport a detainee to the detainee hospital
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: Guard Force Troopers transport a detainee to the detainee hospital
U.S. Navy / Michael Billings
Our Times journalist Lisa Walter
Our Times journalist Lisa Walter

Latest News
Top News