Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘detainees’

U.S. Discloses List Of Guantanamo Prisoners Eligible For Parole Hearings

U.S. Discloses List Of Guantanamo Prisoners Eligible For Parole Hearings

The Department of Defense has released through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) an official list identifying 71 Guantanamo Bay prisoners who are eligible to receive parole-board-style hearings. The list includes a high-profile former CIA captive named Abu Zubaydah, who was waterboarded dozens of times. Read the rest of this report by Jason Leopold at […]

A Tour Inside The Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility

A Tour Inside The Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility

Crossposted from Freedom of the Press Foundation. Thanks to the generous financial support of the Freedom of Press Foundation, I traveled to Guantanamo during the height of a mass hunger strike to tour the detention facility, along with four other members of the media. We were shown the two main detention camps—5 and 6—as well […]

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Discusses Guantanamo Closure, Prisoner Death On HuffPost Live

Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Discusses Guantanamo Closure, Prisoner Death On HuffPost Live

The detention center that has continually raised eyebrows may shut down and have its 166 suspects transfered to American facilities. What future is in store for them?

Anti-Torture Psychologists Respond To Attack From APA Division Chief

Anti-Torture Psychologists Respond To Attack From APA Division Chief

The battle within the American Psychological Association (APA) to bring that organization into line with other human rights groups and attorney organizations in opposing the use of psychological personnel in national security interrogations accelerated last month when a prominent APA official came out strongly against a petition to annul APA’s ethics policy on national security […]

FOIA Exposes Forceful Drugging Of Detainees: Investigative Journalist Jason Leopold Discusses Latest Exclusive He Co-Wrote

FOIA Exposes Forceful Drugging Of Detainees: Investigative Journalist Jason Leopold Discusses Latest Exclusive He Co-Wrote

For years, current and former detainees from Guantanamo and other US military sites, as well as their attorneys, have argued that they were forcibly given pills and injected with unknown medications. Often, they alleged that this happened during or immediately prior to interrogation sessions. And now, thanks to a Freedom of Information Act Request filed by […]

Jason Leopold: A New Way Out Of Guantanamo?

Jason Leopold: A New Way Out Of Guantanamo?

This report was originally published on Truthout. Prosecutors in the Office of Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay have informed some attorneys defending “war on terror” detainees that their clients could be removed from the indefinite detention list and eventually released from the prison facility if they agree to cooperate and testify against certain prisoners selected […]

New Evidence Reveals US Military Used Waterboarding-Style Torture, Despite Rumsfeld’s Denials

New Evidence Reveals US Military Used Waterboarding-Style Torture, Despite Rumsfeld’s Denials

This report was written by Jeffrey Kaye and originally published on Truthout. In the controversy over whether torture, especially waterboarding, was used to gather information leading to the capture of Osama bin Laden, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld told Fox News’ Sean Hannity recently that “no one was waterboarded at Guantanamo by the US […]

The Definitive Guantanamo Prisoner List: Updated for 2011, With New Information and Photos from WikiLeaks

The Definitive Guantanamo Prisoner List: Updated for 2011, With New Information and Photos from WikiLeaks

Since I began my quest to discover the stories of the Guantánamo prisoners, and to bring those stories to the world, which I first embarked upon over five years ago, I have endeavoured to make that information as accessible as possible. A major step in achieving this took place in March 2009, when I first […]

What The Government Left Out Of The Guantanamo Files

What The Government Left Out Of The Guantanamo Files

This report was written by Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. Imagine that the more than 700 Guantanamo files released two weeks ago by WikiLeaks contained information explaining how interrogators obtained “intelligence” from “war on terror” detainees captured or sold to US forces after 9/11, such as this firsthand account: On a couple of […]

White House Denies Existence Of ‘Task Force’ Ex-Guantanamo Psychologist Claims He Was Appointed To By Michelle Obama

White House Denies Existence Of ‘Task Force’ Ex-Guantanamo Psychologist Claims He Was Appointed To By Michelle Obama

This report was written by Jason Leopold and Jeffrey Kaye and originally published on Truthout. The White House has categorically denied that it set up a task force to address the psychological well being of military families and had First Lady Michelle Obama appoint as one of its members the former chief psychologist at Guantanamo, […]

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