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# guantanamo - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

Canada agrees to pay former Guantanamo detainee who admitted killing US soldier $10.5 million
# Omar Kadr
# Omar Kadr

Canada agrees to pay former Guantanamo detainee who admitted killing US soldier $10.5 million

Jul 4th 2017, 10:47 PM 36,904 Views 67 Comments

Omar Kadr’s case received international attention after some dubbed him a child soldier.

# guantanamo - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats
# Put That Away
# Put That Away

Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats

May 27th 2015, 8:56 PM 12,729 Views 41 Comments

One lawyer called the move “Petty and nasty.”

# guantanamo - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Man who killed US soldier with a grenade when he was 15 freed from jail
# Omar Khadr
# Omar Khadr

Man who killed US soldier with a grenade when he was 15 freed from jail

May 7th 2015, 6:25 PM 11,630 Views 16 Comments

Omar Khadr arrived in Guantanamo Bay aged 15.

# guantanamo - Wednesday 4 March, 2015

'You'll all be needing healthcare': Taoiseach, Micheál Martin and Gerry Adams got excited in the Dáil
# Guantánamo
# Guantánamo

'You'll all be needing healthcare': Taoiseach, Micheál Martin and Gerry Adams got excited in the Dáil

Mar 4th 2015, 12:54 PM 12,216 Views 37 Comments

They were all told to calm down by the Ceann Comhairle.

# guantanamo - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Sitdown Sunday: Police brutality, controversial circumcision, and the great Orson Welles
# 7 Deadly Reads
# 7 Deadly Reads

Sitdown Sunday: Police brutality, controversial circumcision, and the great Orson Welles

Mar 1st 2015, 10:00 AM 9,157 Views 2 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# guantanamo - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

US (finally) releases details of the CIA's interrogation of terror suspects after 9/11
# Interrogation
# Interrogation

US (finally) releases details of the CIA's interrogation of terror suspects after 9/11

Dec 9th 2014, 7:12 AM 7,420 Views 29 Comments

The report is expected to be a damning indictment of a secret program under the administration of former president George W Bush to question dozens of detainees.

# guantanamo - Monday 8 December, 2014

"I would still be in that black hole" - Guantanamo inmates taste freedom after a decade
# Long Walk To Freedom
# Long Walk To Freedom

"I would still be in that black hole" - Guantanamo inmates taste freedom after a decade

Dec 8th 2014, 9:54 PM 14,020 Views 20 Comments

Uruguay has agreed to take six former prisoners.

# guantanamo - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Column: The abuse a US President – and the world – chooses to ignore
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The abuse a US President – and the world – chooses to ignore

Jan 22nd 2014, 7:00 AM 37 Views 38 Comments

In January 2009, Barack Obama signed an executive order to close the notorious detention centre at Guantánamo Bay. Five years on, detainees remain uncharged and subjected to waterboarding, prolonged isolation and force feeding.

# guantanamo - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Pressure grows on Obama to free hunger strikers - or put them on trial
# Guantánamo
# Guantánamo

Pressure grows on Obama to free hunger strikers - or put them on trial

May 11th 2013, 8:30 AM 7,234 Views 29 Comments

Almost two-thirds of the prisoners at Guantanamo are on a hunger strike, which entered its fourth month earlier this week.

# guantanamo - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Guantanamo is a legal no man's land that 'needs to be closed'
# Guantánamo
# Guantánamo

Guantanamo is a legal no man's land that 'needs to be closed'

Apr 30th 2013, 6:00 PM 7,182 Views 31 Comments

President Barack Obama says he does not want any inmates to die as about 100 prisoners continue a hunger strike.

# guantanamo - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay prison enters seventh week
# Guantánamo
# Guantánamo

Hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay prison enters seventh week

Mar 23rd 2013, 3:20 PM 10,057 Views 90 Comments

26 low-risk detainees are now refusing food – more than twice the number from a week ago – in protest at conditions.

# guantanamo - Friday 26 October, 2012

Hurricane Sandy kills 21 in Caribbean, takes aim at US
# Hurricane Sandy
# Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy kills 21 in Caribbean, takes aim at US

Oct 26th 2012, 7:31 AM 4,840 Views 2 Comments

Forecasters have warned that the massive hurricane could now merge with North American weather systems and morph into a powerful hybrid that US media have dubbed a “Frankenstorm.”

# guantanamo - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Hurricane Sandy strikes Cuba, Jamaica
# Hurricane Sandy
# Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy strikes Cuba, Jamaica

Oct 25th 2012, 8:03 AM 5,160 Views 3 Comments

One person was killed in Jamaica while 1,700 people were evacuated in Santiago de Cuba as a precautionary measure.

# guantanamo - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Guantanamo's youngest detainee transferred to Canada
# Al Qaeda
# Al Qaeda

Guantanamo's youngest detainee transferred to Canada

Sep 30th 2012, 2:10 PM 7,081 Views 13 Comments

Canadian Omar Khadr, who was also the last westerner held at Guantanamo, was just 16 when he was detained in 2002.

# guantanamo - Monday 6 February, 2012

Italian court releases former Guantanamo detainee
# Guantánamo
# Guantánamo

Italian court releases former Guantanamo detainee

Feb 6th 2012, 7:12 PM 1,459 Views 4 Comments

The Tunisian had spent eight years in the Cuban facility before Italy accepted him into the country two years ago.

# guantanamo - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Guantanamo 10 years on: hopes for closure fade, detainees remain in limbo
# Guantánamo
# Guantánamo

Guantanamo 10 years on: hopes for closure fade, detainees remain in limbo

Jan 11th 2012, 7:15 AM 1,453 Views 6 Comments

The notorious detention centre has now been open for ten years and, with indefinite military detention now enshrined in US law, hope is fading that it will be closed down as pledged.

# guantanamo - Sunday 18 December, 2011

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Dec 18th 2011, 11:00 AM 55 Views 2 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# guantanamo - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

Each Guantánamo prisoner costs $800k a year to keep
# Guantánamo
# Guantánamo

Each Guantánamo prisoner costs $800k a year to keep

Nov 9th 2011, 3:00 PM 362 Views 10 Comments

The price of keeping a prisoner at the notorious detention centre is more than 30 times the cost of imprisoning a person in the United States mainland.

# guantanamo - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

US re-files charges against man accused of masterminding 9/11 attack
# Guantánamo
# Guantánamo

US re-files charges against man accused of masterminding 9/11 attack

May 31st 2011, 10:02 PM 847 Views 6 Comments

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is one of five people the US is bringing terrorism and murder charges against under revamped trial processes at Guantanamo Bay.

# guantanamo - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Al-Qaeda operative worked for MI6, according to Guantánamo files
# Triple Agent
# Triple Agent

Al-Qaeda operative worked for MI6, according to Guantánamo files

Apr 26th 2011, 10:17 AM 460 Views 0 Comments

A man accused of bombing churches and a hotel in Pakistan was working for MI6 at the time the attacks took place.

# guantanamo - Monday 25 April, 2011

Leaked Guantánamo files reveal Casio watch as sign of al-Qaeda training
# Guantánamo Bay
# Guantánamo Bay

Leaked Guantánamo files reveal Casio watch as sign of al-Qaeda training

Apr 25th 2011, 10:54 AM 3,899 Views 0 Comments

Documents about the US’s military prison published by the New York Times show how al-Qaeda issued Casio watches.

# guantanamo - Thursday 18 November, 2010

Guantanamo detainee acquitted of most charges
# Guantanamo
# Guantanamo

Guantanamo detainee acquitted of most charges

Nov 18th 2010, 12:15 PM 99 Views 0 Comments

Ahmed Ghailani was found guilty of one of the 285 charges against him – a decision which has prompted fierce criticism of Obama’s move to try terror suspects in civilian courts.

# guantanamo - Tuesday 16 November, 2010

Guantanamo Bay detainees get millions in compo from UK
# Guantanamo
# Guantanamo

Guantanamo Bay detainees get millions in compo from UK

Nov 16th 2010, 4:26 PM 157 Views 0 Comments

British government’s payout leads way for independent inquiry into claims of UK forces’ involvement in torture.