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# Guantánamo

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# Omar Kadr
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.
# put that away
Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats
One lawyer called the move “Petty and nasty.”
# Omar Khadr
Man who killed US soldier with a grenade when he was 15 freed from jail
Omar Khadr arrived in Guantanamo Bay aged 15.
# Guantánamo
'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.
# 7 deadly reads
Sitdown Sunday: Police brutality, controversial circumcision, and the great Orson Welles
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# interrogation
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.
# long walk to freedom
"I would still be in that black hole" - Guantanamo inmates taste freedom after a decade
Uruguay has agreed to take six former prisoners.
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.
# Guantánamo
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.
# Guantánamo
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.
# Guantánamo
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.
# hurricane sandy
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.”
# hurricane sandy
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.
# Al Qaeda
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.
# Guantánamo
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.
# Guantánamo
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.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
# Guantánamo
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.
# Guantánamo
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.
# Triple Agent
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.
# Guantánamo Bay
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
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
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.