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Excerpt: 'Guantanamo Diary' by Mohamedou Ould Slahi
Excerpted from the book GUANTANAMO DIARY by Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Diary and annotated diary copyright © 2015 by Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Introduction and notes copyright © 2015 by Larry Siems. Reprinted with permission of Little, Brown and Company. Chapter One Jordan-Afghanistan-GTMO July 2002- ...
Roundtable: Women and Politics
George Will, Chrystia Freeland, David Chalian, Peggy Noonan, Michael Eric Dyson.
Former Bush White House Officials Question Attorney General Holder’s Amicus Brief in Rumsfeld v Padilla
In 2004 Attorney General Eric Holder was one of four former Clinton administration officials offering an amicus brief questioning President Bush's assertion that he had the inherent authority to indefinitely detain as "enemy combatants" American citizens captured in the US.
President Obama Reaffirms Power of Indefinite Detention, Will Not Seek Additional Congressional Powers
The Obama administration reaffirmed its belief this week that it has the power to indefinitely detain prisoners at Guantanamo and said it would not reach out and ask Congress to craft legislation to give them the authority. Justice Department spokesman...
Obama Administration: Guantanamo Detainees Have More Rights than Bagram Detainees, Who Have None
Whatever limited rights detainees at Guantanamo have under the U.S. Constitution, the Obama administration argued in a brief filed last night, they are not shared by detainees in Afghanistan.
Obama Administration Releases Gitmo Detainee Mohammed Jawad
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohammed Jawad is in Afghanistan and will be released into his family's custody today. Jawad was arrested by Afghan police in December 2002 for allegedly throwing a grenade into a vehicle containing two U.S. troops and an Afghan interpreter. In July, a judge granted
Judge Orders Gitmo Detainee Mohammed Jawad Freed
President Obama's Justice Department Wednesday night proposed a way for District Court Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle to order the freeing of Guantanamo detainee Mohammed Jawad, a writ of habeas corpus that will give Justice Department officials 22 more days to...
Do Gitmo Abuses Still Continue?
Lakhdar Boumediene's own children didn't recognize him when he stepped off the military aircraft, looking gaunt and out of place . His 8-year-old daughter, who had only seen him in photos, said to her mother: "This monsieur is not my father. He's too old to be my dad." The man experienced a similar
The Challenges of Closing the Guantanamo Bay Detainee Facility
Obama Administration Scrambles to Find a Home for Gitmo Detainees, Amid Resistance From Some Countries