It isn’t often that a book that sets out a case that drugs were used to disorient and disable Guantanamo detainees for interrogation makes the front pages, or gets the news coverage one new book did. What’s even more remarkable is that the revelations in that book are just the tip of the iceberg, as [...]
|By: Jeff Kaye Monday April 6, 2015 1:00 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday April 2, 2015 2:00 pm|
President Barack Obama’s administration claims that the executive branch alone may decide whether to disclose previously classified videos of the force-feeding of a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner—even though the videos are judicial records and a judge should be able to unseal and release them to the public. On October 3, 2014, a federal district court [...]
|By: Kevin Gosztola Sunday February 1, 2015 6:00 pm|
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|By: Kevin Gosztola 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.
|By: Kevin Gosztola 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 [...]
|By: Kevin Gosztola 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 [...]
|By: Kevin Gosztola 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.
|By: Kevin Gosztola 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.
|By: Kevin Gosztola 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.
|By: Kevin Gosztola 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.