Guantanamo Bay

UN expert says torture continues at Guantanamo Bay

An independent UN human rights investigator said on Wednesday that he had information about an inmate being tortured at the US Guantanamo Bay detention facility, despite Washington banning “enhanced interrogation techniques” almost 10 years ago. The US Department of Defence denied the allegation, saying there was no credible evidence to[…]

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Pentagon due to submit Guantanamo closure plan

Military officials are poised to submit to Congress a much-anticipated report on how to close the US detention center at Guantanamo Bay, a spokesman said on Monday. Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said the military would meet a Tuesday deadline to release the plan on how to shutter the controversial[…]

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Pentagon to list Guantanamo alternatives

The Pentagon is expected to unveil a long-awaited plan this week outlining how it would close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, despite fierce resistance in Congress to President Barack Obama’s push to shutter the facility, officials say. The plan would have four sections, one detailing potential U.S. alternatives[…]

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Gitmo’s last Briton freed, but questions remain

During Shaker Aamer’s near decade-and-a-half of incarceration at Guantanamo Bay — which has finally ended, some eight years after he was originally recommended for release — the British resident was never put on trial for any crime, nor was he ever charged. As such, the 46-year-old — who arrived in[…]

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Moroccan held for 13 years at Guantanamo freed

Another Guantanamo Bay prisoner has been released as part of the drawn-out effort to wind down and eventually close the detention centre at the US base in Cuba. Younis Abdurrahman Chekkouri was sent to his native Morocco after more than 13 years in custody at Guantanamo, officials said on Thursday.[…]

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Global petition for Gitmo detainees to resettle in SA

A human rights organisation has launched a global petition to support their request to the South African government to resettle cleared Guantanamo Bay detainees. CAGE Africa, a branch of an organisation based in the UK, wants to resettle between 1 and 11 Guantanamo Bay detainees who have been cleared for[…]

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