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Monday, December 09, 2019

Guantanamo Bay


The cost of running Guantánamo Bay: $13 million per prisoner

September 17, 2019 11:17 am

Guantánamo has held a cumulative total of about 770 foreign men and boys as wartime prisoners at different times, with the prison population peaking at 677 in 2003.

Donald Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo military prison open

January 31, 2018 8:53 am

The detention center, which President George W. Bush opened in January 2002 to hold and interrogate suspected enemy combatants, reached a maximum population of about 680 in the summer of 2003. So far, Trump has not sent any new detainees to the prison or transferred any out.

Barack Obama makes final push to persuade Congress to shut Guantanamo

February 24, 2016 12:27 pm

The president, a Democrat, pressed the Republican-led legislature to give his proposal a "fair hearing" and said he did not want to pass the issue to his successor in January.

Pentagon to submit plan to Congress for closing Guantanamo prison

February 23, 2016 8:41 am

Guantanamo Bay prison was opened in 2002 by former Republican President George W. Bush to house foreign terrorism suspects rounded up after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington

Retired US soldier rips Canada's release of ex-Gitmo inmate

May 11, 2015 2:55 pm

Court of Appeal Jutice Myra Bielby rejected the government's emergency request to stop Khadr's release while he appeals his U.S. war crimes conviction.

9/11 Indian victim's son aids ailing attorney of Khalid Sheikh

February 25, 2015 10:24 pm

Robert Mathai said the role of the lawyer at the war court made no difference to him.

Former Guantanamo detainee in Argentina, calls for asylum

February 13, 2015 11:56 am

Dhiab said he was there to ask the the Argentine government to grant asylum to his former fellow inmates still being held at the U.S. prison facility in Cuba.

US official: Bill would block effort to close Guantanamo

February 05, 2015 11:14 pm

Sen. Tom Cotton expressed his opposition to closing the facility, saying the detainees could "rot in GITMO."

US sends Guantanamo prisoners to Georgia, Slovakia

November 21, 2014 3:44 am

Five prisoners have been released from Guantanamo Bay as part of a renewed effort to close the detention center.

US urged not to punish objecting Guantanamo nurse

November 20, 2014 4:06 am

American Nurses Association has urged America not to punish the objecting Guantanamo nurse.