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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- ...
Force-Feeding at Gitmo: Obama’s ‘Torture’ Debate
The forced feedings of at least five detainees held at CIA black sites after 9/11 were among the most graphic new revelations in a declassified Senate report on the interrogation program released this week. The procedures, described as “rectal hydration” and “rectal feeding,” have been criticized
Rapper 'Mos Def' Takes Force-Feeding as US Defends Gitmo Practice
Rapper-actor Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, has released a video of his being force-fed in protest of a procedure the U.S. government has administered to dozens of Guantanamo Bay prisoners. His voluntary feeding was orchestrated and recorded by the human rights group Reprieve and Bafta....
24 Guantanamo Detainees on 'Hunger Strike-Lite'
Twenty-four of the 166 detainees at the Guantanamo Bay camp in Cuba are said to be on a hunger strike, but maybe not in the truest definition of the phrase. In a briefing with Pentagon reporters today, Gen. John Kelly, the commander of U.S. Southern...
Guantanamo Inmate Who Died Identified as Yemeni
The Guantanamo detainee who died this weekend was a 32-year-old Yemeni who had been held at the U.S. detention camp in Cuba ever since it was established a decade ago in January 2002, and whom human rights activists called "the face of indefinite detention at Guantanamo." Joint Task Force
Guantanamo Detainee Found Dead in Cell
An unidentified detainee at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba who had been on a hunger strike earlier this year died over the weekend after guards at the U.S. detention facility found him unconscious in his cell. The detainee's name and country of origin are being withheld by the U.S. military until after
Roundtable: Women and Politics
George Will, Chrystia Freeland, David Chalian, Peggy Noonan, Michael Eric Dyson.
Bagram Detainees in Afghanistan Cannot Ask U.S. Courts for Help, Judges Rule
A federal appeals court has found that detainees being held at the U.S. military's Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan do not have the right to challenge their detention in federal court. The ruling, a victory for the Obama administration, reverses a lower court decision. Lawyers for Yemenis Fadi
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.
Justice Department on So-called ”Al Qaeda Seven”: We Will Not Participate in An Attempt to Drag People’s Names Through the Mud
For several weeks, Republican lawmakers and a conservative group have been attacking the Justice Department for refusing to reveal the names of nine officials who have in some way advocated for or represented detainees at Guantanamo Bay. "The administration has...