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U.S.: GITMO detainee held 13 years in 'mistaken identity' case

US officials have admitted that a low-level Islamist foot soldier imprisoned for 13 years at Guantánamo Bay was arrested partly due to a case of mistaken identity.

White House officials still plan to close Guantanamo Bay prison

Washington - Existing prison facilities at Leavenworth, Kan., and Charleston, S.C., are possible locations for where overseas terror suspects may be imprisoned at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, when that prison closes sometime next year.

US general who opened Guantánamo prison says it should be closed

Detroit - The Marine Corps general who opened the infamous US military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba has written an op-ed piece calling for its closure.

Guantánamo detainees sue Poland over CIA rendition, torture

Strasbourg - Two terrorism suspects imprisoned in the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba are suing Poland in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, France, alleging Warsaw's complicity in their torture at the hands of their American captors.

Op-Ed: Don’t bomb the interview: job tips for terrorists

If you find yourself changing careers, out on the streets looking for a new job, you probably will learn what other job seekers have discovered: it is a cruel and ugly world out there.

Chevy Chase, Stevie Wonder talk Obama, wars, & Gitmo

According to recent interviews, Chevy Chase and Stevie Wonder, two extremely popular individuals, are not only supporters of Barack Obama but of several of his controversial policies as well.

NY Times editorial board slams GITMO as a 'political prison'

The New York Times published an editorial on Thursday in which it called the US military detention center at Guantánamo Bay "essentially a political prison."

More than half of Guantánamo detainees now on hunger strike

More than half of the detainees at the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba are now on a hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention and alleged mistreatment of their Korans.

Guantanamo Bay prisoners on hunger strike over loss of Qur’ans

Lawyers for inmates at Guantanamo Bay have stated that "all but a few men" in a camp at Gitmo are on a hunger strike after their Qur’ans and other personal belongings have been taken away from them and prayer time is not being respected.

Gitmo judge orders blackout of 9/11 plotters' torture testimony

The judge presiding over the Guantánamo Bay military commission 9/11 trial has approved a government request to censor all testimony from defendants related to their capture, imprisonment and torture.

WikiLeaks releases Pentagon prison 'Detainee Policies'

Dubbed the "Detainee Policies", WikiLeaks has released over 100 classified documents which detail the Department of Defense procedures for running infamous prisons, including Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, Camp Bucca and European US Army Prison facilities.

Video: 'US drugged prisoners for false Gitmo confessions'

Investigative journalist, Jason Leopold, is one of many people wishing for the release of information that prisoners are drugged in order to extract confessions at Gitmo.

Guantanamo Bay: US to spend $40 million on renovation (video)

Despite promises by President Obama to close Guantanamo Bay, it seems the U.S. is planning to spend a lot of money on upgrading the facility.

9/11 Families watch terrorists arraignment in New York City

New York - Families of those who died in the September 11th attacks arrived at Fort Hamilton in New York City to watch the arraignment of terrorists accused of orchestrating the attacks.

Op-Ed: The Guantanamo Trap a powerful intelligent documentary on torture

Toronto - A new documentary on Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre's "enhanced interrogation tactics" of its prisoners expertly looks at different sides of the torture debate.

Op-Ed: Innocence Lost — WikiLeaks unveils the ghastly goings-on at Gitmo

The recent release of documents by WikiLeaks details the ghastly goings-on at Guantanamo and the treatment detainees received in U.S. custody, and reveals, among other things, a myriad of war crimes committed by the Bush administration.

Forensic psychiatrist says Omar Khadr is a risk to Canada

A noted forensic psychiatrist is testifying at the trial of Omar Khadr this week and has said that Khadr is "Al-Qaeda Royalty" and is a risk to Canada, if he is repatriated.

Canadian man pleads guilty to war crimes

Canadian detainee Omar Khadr accepted a deal from the United States and pleaded guilty to all five counts of terrorism brought against him on Monday.

Evidence lacking to support continued Gitmo detentions

The Obama administration is failing in more and more cases to produce evidence that the men it has imprisoned at Guantánamo Bay detention centre actually belong there, it’s been claimed.

Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld knew innocents imprisoned at Gitmo

The accusation that Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld refused to release innocent men is contained in a signed declaration made by Lawrence Wilkerson. Colonel Wilkerson was a senior aide to Colin Powell when he was Secretary of State.

Two al Qaeda leaders in attempted bombing had been in Gitmo

Two of the leaders claiming to be behind the Northwest Airlines attempted attack had been housed at Guantanamo Bay. They were released in November, 2007.

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.

Palau to accept 17 Gitmo detainees

Palau, a tiny island nation in South Pacific, has agreed to accept 17 Chinese Uighur Muslim prisoners held at Guantánamo Bay. In exchange, the U.S. will give $200 million in aid to the island nation.

'How does closing Guantanamo Bay make us safer?' New GOP Ad

In a on going campaing of not in my back yard, a new GOP TV out now asks the question 'How does closing Guantanamo Bay make us safer?'

Bush Officials Facing War Crimes Charges

At least six former members of the Bush administration are facing criminal charges, as a Spanish court proceeds with its investigation into alleged US war crimes.

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....

After Taking Office, Obama Will Shut Down Guantanamo Bay

It has been revealed by senior advisers that Guantanamo Bay will be closed down within days after Barack Obama officially takes office of United States President.

Once Gitmo Shuts Down, Where Will The Detainees Be Shipped To?

As Gitmo or Guantanamo Bay plans to close down its military prison, there is the question: Who will be taking in the detainees?

Judge Wants to Release Chinese Gitmo Detainee into US, White House Says Not So Fast

A ruling by U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina that 17 Chinese Muslims held at Guantanamo Bay be released into the United States has the White House fuming. The U.S. administration says that the release is contrary to its immigration laws.

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.
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A pic of the prison from The Guantanamo Trap  a documentary film about the famed Cuban detention cen...
A pic of the prison from The Guantanamo Trap, a documentary film about the famed Cuban detention centre.
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In this photo  reviewed by the U.S. military  a Guantanamo guard stands inside a doorway at Camp 6 d...
In this photo, reviewed by the U.S. military, a Guantanamo guard stands inside a doorway at Camp 6 detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba
With approval by Reuters / Brennan Linsley
In this photo  reviewed by the U.S. military  a Guantanamo guard stands inside a doorway at Camp 6 d...
In this photo, reviewed by the U.S. military, a Guantanamo guard stands inside a doorway at Camp 6 detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba
With approval by Reuters / Brennan Linsley

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