A Navy medical officer recently refused to force-feed a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay. It is the first reported act of resistance to the regime of force-feeding since prisoners went on hunger strike eighteen months ago.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday July 16, 2014 7:47 am|
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 2, 2014 8:55 am|
The people the prison was designed to hold are being released while the people who should never have been brought in are still trapped behind bars.
I can only wonder what those cleared to release years ago were thinking when they watched these five individual leave. Ironically, maybe if they were more important they would be out by now.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday May 15, 2014 11:15 am|
In the process of a lawsuit against the force-feeding of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, attorneys for the human rights organization, Reprieve, discovered the military has recordings of force-feedings. Attorneys have demanded that a court order the government to preserve video evidence so the videos are not destroyed.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday April 15, 2014 3:04 pm|
Another example of the government using rock music to torture detainees was reported last week. But it appears the only television or broadcast news program to cover and report on this further was TMZ.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday April 14, 2014 1:14 pm|
The FBI may have turned a defense security officer assigned to the team representing Ramzi bin al Shibh into a “confidential informant”
|By: Barry Eisler Wednesday April 9, 2014 12:05 pm|
Look at what we know the government is doing, imagine what it’s probably doing, and you’ll have the workings for a good thriller. And if you want that thriller to be as realistic as possible, then whatever you imagine, imagine it’s even worse. The government will rarely disappoint you.
|By: DSWright Wednesday March 12, 2014 9:41 am|
According to a new report from Vice officials at the Guantanamo Bay “enhanced interrogation” camp have relabeled hunger strikes as “long term non-religious fasts.” They have even, according to documents released under a FOIA lawsuit, couched the hunger strikes in the benign language of managing weight loss.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Saturday January 11, 2014 11:00 am|
The United States transferred the first prisoners to a US military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, twelve years ago today.
|By: JP Sottile Thursday November 7, 2013 3:30 pm|
The memory hole is deep at Guantánamo Bay.
Its gaping maw has swallowed international law, the lives of hundreds of detainees and the moral consequences of torture.
And now it has quite literally swallowed the memories of five men currently engaged in a prolonged pre-trial process at the infamous prison. They are the defendants charged with the criminal conspiracy leading to the attacks of 9/11, including the alleged “mastermind” behind the attack, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday November 4, 2013 10:10 am|
Following the September 11th attacks, physicians and other medical professionals, “particularly psychologists,” were involved in the “design and administration” of harsh treatment and torture. This conduct was “in clear conflict with established international and national professional principles and laws,” a new report from a task force convened by the Institute on Medicine as a Profession (IMAP) and the Open Society Foundations finds.