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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’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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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Hurricane Sandy strikes Cuba, Jamaica

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

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

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

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

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

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Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

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

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

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

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

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

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