Sunday, Jan 29, 2023

Guantanamo Bay


Suspected '9/11 hijacker' released from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia

September 11, 2022 12:39 pm

With his release, there are now 38 prisoners left at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre.

20 years later, the story behind the Guantánamo photo that won’t go away

January 11, 2022 10:26 am

Newspapers and magazines routinely republish the image in articles about the prison, the base and the United States’ war on terrorism. Protesters don orange and reenact it. Islamic State fighters usurped it and put hostages in bright orange clothing, then executed them.

Guantánamo Bay: Beyond the prison

November 27, 2021 1:02 pm

With 6,000 residents and the feel of a college campus, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay has some of the trappings of small-town America, and some of a police state.

US military jury condemns terrorist’s torture, urges clemency

November 01, 2021 1:04 pm

Majid Khan became the first former prisoner of the CIA’s so-called black sites to publicly describe in detail the violence and cruelty that US agents used to extract information and to discipline suspected terrorists in the prison program that was set up after 9/11.

Biden administration transfers its first detainee from Guantánamo Bay

July 20, 2021 10:52 am

The transfer of the man, Abdul Latif Nasser, 56, was the first sign of a renewed effort under President Joe Biden to winnow the population of prisoners by sending them to other countries.

Two more Guantánamo detainees are cleared for transfer to other nations

June 18, 2021 9:26 am

Now the administration needs to find governments willing to take the detainees who have been cleared to be repatriated or sent to third countries.

US shuts once-secret Guantanamo prison unit, moves prisoners

April 05, 2021 10:25 am

Camp 7 opened in December 2006 for prisoners previously held in a network of clandestine CIA detention facilities, often referred to as “black sites,” where they were subjected to brutal interrogation techniques.

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

June 25, 2020 7:38 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.