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President-Elect Obama Prepares to Issue Order to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp

January 12, 2009, Washington – President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to issue an executive order his first week in office — and perhaps his first day — to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, according to two presidential … Continue reading

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Guantánamo Prisoner’s Lawyers Accuse Defence Secretary Gates of ‘Flagrantly False’ Affidavit on Torture

September 23, 2008 – Lawyers for a British resident held at Guantánamo Bay have accused Robert Gates, the US defence secretary, of signing a “flagrantly false” affidavit to avoid having to disclose evidence of torture. In a sworn affidavit to … Continue reading

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“Guantanamo and Its Aftermath” Details Shattered Lives of Detainees

November 11, 2008 – Detainees released from U.S. detention in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba and Afghanistan live shattered lives as a result of U.S. policies in the “war on terror,” according to a new report by the Human Rights Center and … Continue reading

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Editorial Column: The Republicans’ Dirty Secret…Torture

October 28, 2008 – So what will be left of the Republican Party after next week’s US election? The answer lies in the sands of Florida, where the sunshine-state Republicans have nominated an unrepentant torturer as their candidate for Congress. … Continue reading

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Guantanamo Prosecutor Who Quit Had ‘Grave Misgivings’ About Fairness

October 12, 2008 – Darrel J. Vandeveld was in despair. The hard-nosed lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, a self-described conformist praised by his superiors for his bravery in Iraq, had lost faith in the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunals … Continue reading

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The Book They Can’t Stop – A Review

August 22, 2008 – A Review of Bugliosi’s — The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder The Prosecutor and the President Vincent Bugliosi wants George W. Bush prosecuted for murder. There are others who are complicit in the crime, … Continue reading

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Ho Hum Hamdan

July 25, 2008 – The more things change the more they stay the same. The long-awaited military trial of terror suspect Salim Hamdan, currently underway at the euphemistically-named “Camp Justice” at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, looks from the outside to be … Continue reading

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Sides Clash Over Treatment of Bin Laden’s Driver

July 16, 2008, Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba – The prosecution and defense witnesses have given widely different accounts of the way Osama bin Laden’s former driver has been treated in U.S. prisons in Afghanistan and at Guantanamo Bay. … Continue reading

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More Evidence of Guantanamo Bay Torture, Including Sleep Deprivation

July 15, 2008, Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba – The U.S. military subjected a former driver for Osama bin Laden to a sleep-deprivation program in 2003, his defense lawyers said Monday, raising the latest allegations of a tactic criticized as … Continue reading

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Editorial Column: A Victory for the Rule of the Law

June 13, 2008 – It shouldn’t be necessary for the Supreme Court to tell the president that he can’t have people taken into custody, spirited to a remote prison camp and held indefinitely, with no legal right to argue that … Continue reading

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