Obama “Stealth Transfer” of Gitmo Prisoner, Algerian Forcibly Repatriated

By: Friday January 7, 2011 5:00 pm

The Obama administration has shown a blatant disregard for international treaties and basic human in its second forcible deportation from Guantánamo of an Algerian national in the last six months. On January 6, the administration secretly and forcibly repatriated 48-year-old Farhi Saeed bin Mohammed to Algeria, which he reportedly fled in the 1990s, trying to escape threats from Islamic extremists. Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) condemned the secret deportation “in the strongest possible terms,” noting that “Mr. Mohammed has long been cleared of any connection with terrorism.”

 

Congress OK’ed Naji Deportation, Ex-Gitmo Prisoner Charges Drugging, Torture, Coercion to Spy

By: Wednesday August 4, 2010 5:35 pm

The Obama administration had been cleared to effect the deportation of cleared Guantanamo prisoner Abdul Aziz Naji by no less than the Supreme Court, who rejected a lower court order blocking the action. What hasn’t been reported thus far is the role of Congress, who was mandated to have advance notice of the transfer. Meanwhile, in Algeria, Naji told the press about torture and the drugging of prisoners at Guantanamo.

Closing Gitmo: Unintended (?) Consequences

By: Friday July 23, 2010 2:40 pm

One highlight of the week in Sin City during Netroots Nation 2010 for me will surely be my panel Saturday at 1:45 Las Vegas time (4:45 ET). Congressman Jerrold Nadler, Center for Constitutional Rights Director Vince Warren, Matthew Alexander, American Prospect’s Adam Serwer, and I will talk about why we need to close Gitmo and how we can do it.

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