The United States announced on Wednesday the first transfer of a prisoner from the Guantanamo Bay detention centre since Donald Trump was elected, lowering the prisoner population at a facility the president has signalled he would like to repopulate. The US military said Ahmed Muhammed Haza al-Darbi’s transfer to Saudi[…]
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[…]
The White House on Tuesday pledged to move ahead with the transfer of 19 detainees out of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, rejecting President-elect Donald Trump’s demand for a freeze. With President Barack Obama set to leave office on 20 January, White House spokesman Josh Earnest put Trump on[…]
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[…]
Demonstrators have gathered outside the White House in Washington DC, demanding the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detainee facility. The protests, on the 14th anniversary of the opening of the prison in Cuba, come a day after the US administration once again vowed to shut down the controversial detention site[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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.[…]
Before midnight on Friday, President Barack Obama’s Justice Department is due to either block or accept a legal request to free a Guantanamo Bay prisoner who weighs 74 pounds (33.5 kg) after an eight-year hunger strike. Lawyers for the detainee, Tariq Ba Odah, say the way the department decides will[…]
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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