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  • MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2016

    Leonard Pitts Jr.: U.S. the most civilized of nations?

    For at least one prisoner, what made all this worse is that it was America doing it to him. America, the world champion of human rights. America, the nation of …


  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016, 10:32 A.M.

    Officials say Guantanamo transfers have killed Americans

    Americans have been killed by prisoners released from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a senior Obama administration official told lawmakers Wednesday, triggering sharp criticism from Republicans opposed to …


  • THURSDAY, JAN. 7, 2010

    Guantanamo’s recidivism is high

    WASHINGTON – One in five terror suspects released from the Guantanamo Bay prison has returned to the fight, according to a classified Pentagon report expected to stoke an already fierce …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 6, 2010

    Guantanamo detainees won’t be sent to Yemen

    WASHINGTON – The White House announced Tuesday that it is halting the transfer of detainees held at the Guantanamo Bay prison to Yemen, a move that could complicate President Barack …


  • MONDAY, JAN. 4, 2010

    Keeping Guantanamo won’t make U.S. safer

    The woman was sincere. And completely wrong. She was among the dozens of protesters outside a Tuesday hearing about President Barack Obama’s plan to move Guantanamo detainees to a prison …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30, 2009

    Ex-detainees emerge in Yemen

    SANA’A, Yemen – Former detainees of the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have led and fueled the growing assertiveness of the al-Qaida branch that claimed responsibility for the attempted …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2009

    Detainees going to Illinois prison

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has directed the federal government to buy the near-empty state prison in rural Thomson, Ill., to house federal inmates and up to 100 detainees from …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 16, 2009

    Federal officials to tour Illinois prison today

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Sunday tried to build support and counter criticism of a proposal to sell a prison in rural northwestern Illinois …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21, 2009

    Supreme Court will hear Guantanamo detainee case

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether Guantanamo detainees who are considered no threat can be ordered released in the United States – over the objections of …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 29, 2009

    Detainee releases cleared

    MIAMI – The Obama administration’s task force has cleared a third of the Guantanamo detainees for release, and the military has posted notices in the camps in a bid to …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 2009

    Abuse probe to include civilians

    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department prosecutor appointed this week to examine the CIA’s interrogation program will revisit long-dormant cases of abuse by the agency’s civilian contractors, bringing new attention to …


  • THURSDAY, AUG. 20, 2009

    U.S. making progress on moving detainees

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has secured commitments from nearly a dozen countries willing to accept detainees from Guantanamo Bay and is increasingly confident about its ability to transfer a …


  • MONDAY, AUG. 3, 2009

    Plan envisions U.S. facility for detainees

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is looking at creating a courtroom-within-a-prison complex in the United States to house suspected terrorists, combining military and civilian detention facilities at a single maximum-security …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2009

    Bagram prison detainees protest

    WASHINGTON – The prisoners at the largest U.S. detention facility in Afghanistan have refused to leave their cells for at least the past two weeks to protest their indefinite imprisonment, …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009

    Top detainee says he lied to CIA after being abused

    WASHINGTON – Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, told U.S. military officials that he lied to the CIA after being abused, according to …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009

    Obama shifting course on relocating detainees

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has all but abandoned plans to allow Guantanamo detainees who have been cleared for release to live in the United States, administration officials said Thursday, …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2009

    Detainee to get U.S. trial

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration pressed ahead Tuesday with its plans to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, flying a detainee to New York to face federal trial despite …


  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2009

    Pacific nation Palau will take in Uighurs

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand – The remote Pacific island nation of Palau said today it has agreed to a U.S. request to temporarily resettle up to 17 Chinese Muslims now held …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009

    Detainee disclosure ordered by judge

    WASHINGTON – A federal judge ordered the United States on Monday to publicly reveal unclassified versions of its allegations and evidence justifying the continued imprisonment of more than 100 detainees …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2009

    Europe balks at taking detainees

    BERLIN – The Obama administration’s push to resettle at least 50 Guantanamo Bay prisoners in Europe is meeting fresh resistance as European officials demand that the United States first give …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2009

    Supermax prisons already hold terrorists

    WASHINGTON – In news conferences, speeches and debates this week, lawmakers from both parties, as well as the director of the FBI, have sounded alarms about moving Guantanamo Bay detainees …


  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2009

    Democrats stall funding to close Guantanamo prison

    WASHINGTON – Under pressure from Republicans and concerned about the politics of relocating terrorism suspects on U.S. soil, Senate Democrats rejected President Obama’s request for funding to close the Guantanamo …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009

    Detainee can’t sue Ashcroft, Mueller

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Monday that former Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller may not be sued by a Pakistani man who was seized in …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009

    Attorney general seeks placement for detainees

    PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asked European officials Tuesday to accept some freed Guantanamo Bay detainees, and one government official at the meeting predicted he’ll get …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009

    Britain may take Guantanamo detainees

    LONDON – British Justice Secretary Jack Straw said Monday his country would consider taking Guantanamo Bay detainees if the United States asks for such help to close the detention facility. …


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 24, 2009

    Prisoner alleges torture by U.S.

    LONDON – A former British resident released after seven years in detention, more than four of them at the Guantanamo Bay military prison, arrived back in London Monday and issued …


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 2009

    Former detainees on terror list

    CAIRO – Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that 11 men released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay are now on the kingdom’s most-wanted list despite having attended its touted extremist …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2009

    EU offers help with Guantanamo

    BERLIN – European diplomats said Monday that they are willing to help the Obama administration empty the prison at Guantanamo Bay, but stopped short of making specific promises to give …


  • TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2009

    Eric Lewis: Closing Guantanamo the easy part

    President Barack Obama was courageous to issue an executive order closing Guantanamo within 12 months. Having litigated on behalf of Guantanamo detainees for the past five years, I am delighted …


  • WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14, 2009

    ‘20th hijacker’ tortured by military, official says

    WASHINGTON – The top Bush administration official in charge of deciding whether to bring Guantanamo Bay detainees to trial has concluded that the U.S. military tortured a Saudi national who …


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