An important new book reveals how the antimalaria drug mefloquine was used at Guantanamo as part of a secret interrogation program that resulted, among other things, in the deaths of three detainees at the Cuban-based US prison camp. Further research shows mefloquine was implicated in possibly two detainee deaths, and that other drugs were also used to debilitate prisoners.
|By: Jeff Kaye Sunday April 5, 2015 9:52 pm|
|By: Jeff Kaye Sunday March 15, 2015 8:09 pm|
The Department of Defense, after consultation with the CIA, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Defense Intelligence Agency, has released via Mandatory Declassification Request an heavily censored copy of a 2002 Pentagon study of intelligence operations at Guantanamo. DoD and its “consultants” have seen fit to classify material that was already made public during a much-reported Senate investigation, including the controversial assertion that interrogations at Guantanamo constituted an experimental “battle lab” for treatment of and interrogations on prisoners captured in the administration’s newly-minted “global war on terror.”
|By: Jeff Kaye Sunday March 1, 2015 7:48 pm|
Retired Lt. Commander Richard Zuley has been linked to Chicago police malfeasance and to torture interrogations at Guantanamo. A look at his intelligence background shows his military posting to the Pentagon’s European Command links him to the possibility of involvement in or knowledge of secret military renditions from Europe to Guantanamo.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday February 1, 2015 11:43 am|
A military memo shows that that personnel at Guantanamo recognized that force-feeding Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strike violated medical ethics and international law. Jason Leopold, a VICE News journalist, reported on the document, which he obtained, and explained it could be important in the case of a Navy nurse, who refused to force-feed at least [...]
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday January 11, 2015 8:02 pm|
On the thirteenth anniversary of the first prisoners brought to Guantanamo Bay, a report from the Seton Hall Law Center for Policy and Research examines how the United States government used the facility as a “battle laboratory.” Prisoners were treated like “test subjects” as personnel, including medical officers, engaged in experiments to develop new interrogation [...]
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday December 31, 2014 12:32 pm|
Three Yemenis and two Tunisians, who had each been cleared for release years ago, were released from Guantanamo Bay prison on December 30. They were sent to Kazakhstan and their release brought the number of prisoners who remain in detention to 127. According to Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald, Abdullah Bin Ali al Lutfi, [...]
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday November 5, 2014 12:51 pm|
Kuwaiti prisoner Fawzi Al Odah was released from Guantanamo Bay prison and transferred to Kuwait. Odah was cleared for release by a periodic review board in July and is the first prisoner cleared by the board to be released. During Odah’s detention, he was a high-profile prisoner whose attorneys fought for rights for all prisoners, [...]
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday November 3, 2014 7:55 am|
Just ahead of the highly-contested midterm elections, Obama administration officials are denying rumors that they swapped Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier himself freed from Taliban captivity through a swap for five Guantanamo prisoners, for Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi. Tahmooressi was released by coincidence just before the election after several months in a Mexican jail. “It was [...]
|By: Jeff Kaye Monday November 3, 2014 12:26 am|
A former Chicago policeman has been named in a lawsuit for wrongful imprisonment of a man released from jail after 23 years. The same cop also led the torture interrogation of a famous Guantanamo prisoner. Torture and abuse of power has turned epidemic.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday September 30, 2014 1:32 pm|
The United States will face a deadline at the end of the year and will apparently no longer have the right to hold prisoners in Afghanistan. It will have to decide what to do with a group of prisoners at Bagram military base, who President Barack Obama’s administration would like to continue to hold in [...]