‘A Piece of Torture’: Guantanamo Prisoner’s Diary Describes Brutal Transfer from Bagram

By: Thursday January 22, 2015 6:09 pm

Mauritanian citizen Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who remains in indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay, is the first prisoner to have a book written during his time in prison published. He describes the brutality he suffered while being transferred from Bagram prison in Afghanistan to Guantanamo.

 

First Published Book by a Guantanamo Prisoner Vividly Recounts Torture & Rendition

By: Tuesday January 20, 2015 5:00 pm

Mauritanian citizen Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who remains in indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay, has become the first prisoner to have a book written during his time in prison published. The book called “Guantanamo Diary” is a first person stream of consciousness story of what he experienced as he was subjected to rendition, torture, interrogations and [...]

Five Yemenis Released from Guantanamo to Oman and Estonia

By: Thursday January 15, 2015 1:00 pm

Five Yemeni prisoners were released from Guantanamo Bay prison to Oman and Estonia on January 14. They were each men who had been unanimously approved for transfer by President Barack Obama’s interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force in 2009. The Pentagon announcedthat Al Khadr Abdallah Muhammad Al Yafi, Fadel Hussein Saleh Hentif, Abd Al-Rahman Abdullah Au [...]

Obama Administration Releases First Yemeni Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in Years

By: Friday November 21, 2014 8:04 am

Five prisoners detained at Guantanamo Bay prison were released and resettled in Georgia and Slovakia. The released prisoners included four Yemenis, marking the first time since 2010 that Yemenis cleared for release were set free.

US Navy Considering Discharge of Nurse Who Followed Ethics & Refused to Force-Feed Guantanamo Prisoner

By: Thursday November 20, 2014 11:17 am

An attorney for a United States Navy nurse facing potentially severe repercussions for refusing to force-feed a Guantanamo Bay prisoner has indicated that the nurse, who has served nearly 18 years in the Navy, may be discharged. He is one of the only known conscientious objectors to force-feeding of prisoners.

Guantanamo Prisoner’s Attorneys Argue Government Appeal to Stop Release of Forced-Feeding Videos Would Fail

By: Tuesday October 28, 2014 3:59 pm

Attorneys for a Guantanamo Bay prisoner Abu Wa’el Dhiab, who has pursued a lawsuit against the United States government’s forced-feeding of prisoners, have asserted a federal court has all the authority it needs to release videos of Dhiab being force-fed and forcibly removed from his cell. The attorneys maintain the government is “seeking secrecy to prevent accountability, not to protect national security.”

Judge Gladys Kessler of the United States District Court in the District of Columbia ordered the disclosure of videos to the press on October 3.

Podcast: Guantanamo Prisoner’s Attorney on Importance of Public Seeing Videos of His Forced-Feedings

By: Sunday October 19, 2014 9:35 am

Guantanamo prisoner Abu Wa’el Dhiab has been pursuing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s administration to force the government stop using force-feeding to punish him while he is on hunger strike and protesting against his continued indefinite detention, even though he has been cleared for release.

Government Frustrates Court’s Plan for Release of Videos of Guantanamo Prisoner Being Force-Fed

By: Thursday October 16, 2014 2:05 pm

The United States government is planning to appeal a decision by a federal judge, who ordered the release of at least twenty-eight videos of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner being forcibly extracted from his cell in shackles and force-fed. Attorneys for the Justice Department have requested an administrative stay so videos are not made public before an appeal is filed.

Abu Wa’el Dhiab, a Syrian who has been imprisoned at Guantanamo since 2002 and was cleared for release in 2009 by President Barack Obama’s own review task force, engaged in a hunger strike with other prisoners in April 2013. He was protesting his indefinite detention and confinement conditions.

When the Government’s Secrecy Arguments Are Not Blindly Accepted by Judges

By: Monday October 6, 2014 10:25 am

A Guantanamo Bay prisoner, Abu Wa’el Dhiab, who has been force-fed and subjected to rough cell extractions prior to such feeding, is finally getting the opportunity to have his case challenging his treatment heard in court today. Remarkably, the hearing comes after two major victories, where the judge agreed the legal proceeding should be open to the public and videos of his forced-feeding should be unsealed.

Judge Stunningly Rebukes Government & Orders Unsealing of Videos of Guantanamo Prisoner Being Force-Fed

By: Friday October 3, 2014 3:30 pm

A federal judge has ordered the government to unseal twenty-eight previously classified videos of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner being force-fed and forcibly extracted from his cell for forced-feedings.

Abu Wa’el Dhiab, a Syrian prisoner, has been imprisoned at Guantanamo since 2002. He was cleared for release in 2009 by President Barack Obama’s own review task force. He remains in indefinite detention and has protested his confinement by engaging in a hunger strike. The government has worked to break this protest by subjecting him to regular forced-feeding.

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