One Hundred Days of Hunger Striking at Guantanamo

By: Friday May 17, 2013 1:20 pm

It has now been one hundred days since prisoners being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison launched a hunger strike. According to the Miami Herald‘s Carol Rosenberg, the Pentagon says 102 prisoners are now on hunger strike, and thirty are being “tube-fed.” The hunger strike was sparked in February. As noted in a letter sent by [...]

UN Officials & IACHR Condemn US Government for Flagrantly Violating Human Rights at Guantanamo

By: Wednesday May 1, 2013 7:23 pm

The indefinite detention of individuals at Guantanamo Bay prison, “most of whom have not been charged, goes beyond a minimally reasonable period of time” and “constitutes a flagrant violation of international human rights law,” the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and a United Nations (UN) working group on arbitrary detention stated today. The condemnation also [...]

Obama’s Deluded Remarks Ignore His Role in Keeping Prisoners at Guantanamo

By: Tuesday April 30, 2013 4:42 pm

There are steps President Barack Obama could take right now to expedite the closing of Guantanamo Bay prison camps, where prisoners currently engaged in a major hunger strike continue to be held in detention. Yet, Obama and his defenders insist Congress is solely responsible for why the prison continues to be open and why prisoners [...]

Making the Indisputable Fact the US Engaged in Torture a Part of Consensus in Washington

By: Thursday April 18, 2013 11:16 am

A major report on the United States government’s use of torture was released on April 16. The product of a two-year intensive study. It examined discussion involving President George W. Bush and his top advisers after 9/11 and the how they had considered inflicting “pain and torment on detainees” in custody as part of challenging [...]

The Cruelty of Obama’s Gulag at Guantanamo Bay

By: Monday April 15, 2013 11:04 am

“Today, even George Orwell would have been pressed to conceive the plight of the 86: cleared for release, but denied freedom, using a hunger strike as their last weapon, only to be kept alive by the very people who will not let them go.” —Rupert Cornwell, The Independent Over the weekend, US forces raided a part [...]

‘The Nightmare Has Started Again,’ According to Hunger Striking Guantanamo Prisoner

By: Thursday April 11, 2013 2:42 pm

A prisoner, who has been held in detention for eleven years without charge or trial, has told an attorney that the prison authorities are trying to “break Muslims.” He is participating in a major hunger strike that has been ongoing since early February and shared details on his health as a result of his participation [...]

How US Military is Trying to Cover Up Hunger Strike at Guantanamo, According to Shaker Aamer

By: Wednesday April 3, 2013 6:22 pm

British prisoner Shaker Aamer has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for over eleven years. He has not been charged with any crime or given a trial. He has been cleared for release yet he remains in detention. And he is one of the more than one hundred prisoners being held at Guantanamo who have been [...]

Hunger Strikers, New Prison for ‘Special’ Detainees & No More Commercial Flights to Guantanamo

By: Friday March 22, 2013 6:17 pm

Guantanamo prisoners engaged in a hunger strike that has been ongoing for over a month are losing considerable weight, according to attorneys for the prisoners. The Pentagon also continues to report a number of hunger strikers that does not match reports from attorneys, who have said there are many more prisoners on strike. The Associated [...]

In NDAA Lawsuit, Government Claims It Has ‘Decade of Experience’ & Hasn’t Detained Any US Citizens

By: Wednesday February 6, 2013 3:54 pm

Argument in the government’s appeal against the provision of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which grants the military the authority to indefinitely detain US citizens, took place this morning at the Second Circuit United States Court of Appeals. The lawsuit was filed in 2012 by a group of journalists and activists that includes [...]

Closing Guantanamo Prison More Difficult After Obama Signs NDAA

By: Thursday January 3, 2013 11:27 am

President Barack Obama signed the intelligence authorization bill—the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Included in the bill were restrictions that would make it harder for his administration to transfer detainees from Guantanamo Bay prison and the Bagram prison in Afghanistan. Human rights groups, which had opposed the restrictions and urged the president to veto the [...]

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