Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘Guantanamo’

“It Was A Sunny Day”: Ex-Soldier Reflects on 12 Years of Guantanamo

“It Was A Sunny Day”: Ex-Soldier Reflects on 12 Years of Guantanamo

Pfc. Brandon Neely was standing at attention inside Camp X-Ray along with three-dozen or so other active-duty soldiers attached to the 401st Military Police Company from Fort Hood, Texas, during the afternoon of January 11, 2002. A busload of about 20 “enemy combatants” captured in Afghanistan and Pakistan were soon going to be arriving at […]

Top US Psychologist Allegedly Met With SERE Psychologist James Mitchell in Days Before Zubaydah Torture

Top US Psychologist Allegedly Met With SERE Psychologist James Mitchell in Days Before Zubaydah Torture

The famous psychologist — Martin Seligman from the University of Pennsylvania — has been linked to the CIA’s Bush torture program. The charges lack a smoking gun, but there is lots of circumstantial evidence. What is reported below shows that Seligman wasn’t fully open about his contacts with those accused of waterboarding Abu Zubaydah, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, and torturing various CIA “black site” prisoners circa 2002-2006. Why did he hide this information?

Here’s What The White House’s “Secret” Plan To Close Guantanamo Looks Like

Here’s What The White House’s “Secret” Plan To Close Guantanamo Looks Like

Last month, hours before a Senate subcommittee held a hearing on shuttering the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, the White House circulated a two-page document to Congress that contained the administration’s plans for closing the prison. One reason the White House drafted the document, sources tell me, was to beat back criticism from some members of […]

Will Guantanamo Warden’s Claims of Insufficient Staffing Cause Al Qaeda to Attack The Prison?

Will Guantanamo Warden’s Claims of Insufficient Staffing Cause Al Qaeda to Attack The Prison?

Jason Leopold, who has been filing requests for government documents like there is no tomorrow, apparently caught Department of Defense censors with their pants down. The result is a rare look into the kind of political shenanigans DoD uses to justify its policies at Guantanamo. Leopold had requested a copy of the declaration by JTF-GTMO […]

The Death Of Adnan Latif

The Death Of Adnan Latif

The investigators took as a given that Adnan pocketed the 24 capsules, smuggled them into his Camp V cell, and swallowed them unnoticed. They took as their task to figure out how all this could have happened.

EXCLUSIVE: Guantanamo’s Indefinite Prisoners To Have Cases Reviewed

EXCLUSIVE: Guantanamo’s Indefinite Prisoners To Have Cases Reviewed

Attorneys representing Guantanamo prisoners were notified by a government official late Friday night that the men who the Obama administration has determined can neither be prosecuted nor released will finally have their cases reviewed to determine whether they should still be indefinitely detained. In an email I obtained, retired Navy Rear Admiral Norton C. Joerg, […]

Government: Halting Guantanamo Prisoner Genital Searches Will Cause “Irreparable Harm”

Government: Halting Guantanamo Prisoner Genital Searches Will Cause “Irreparable Harm”

The Justice Department has asked a federal court judge to put an order he issued last week on hold that barred Guantanamo guards from conducting the “abhorrent” and “humiliating” procedure of searching prisoners’ genitals when they leave their cells to meet with attorneys and return to the prison camp. In court documents filed late Tuesday […]

Jason Leopold’s Investigative Reporting On The Life And Death of Guantanamo Prisoner Adnan Latif

Jason Leopold’s Investigative Reporting On The Life And Death of Guantanamo Prisoner Adnan Latif

Last September, Yemeni Guantanamo prisoner Adnan Latif was found dead in his cell in a punishment wing at Camp 5 of the prison. His death was all the more tragic because Latif had been cleared for release no less than three times by the Bush and Obama administrations. However, Latif continued to languish at Guantanamo, […]

Revealed: Widespread Breakdown of Safeguards At Guantanamo

Revealed: Widespread Breakdown of Safeguards At Guantanamo

An explosive story by our editor-at-large Jason Leopold at Al Jazeera: On more than a dozen occasions over the course of eight years, Adnan Latif complained to his attorney that his American captors forced him to take medications that left him feeling like “a zombie.” The 36-year-old Guantanamo prisoner, who died there last year in […]

Guantanamo Prisoners Ask Judge To Stop Force-Feeding So They Can Observe Ramadan

Guantanamo Prisoners Ask Judge To Stop Force-Feeding So They Can Observe Ramadan

Lawyers for four hunger-striking Guantanamo prisoners filed a motion Sunday in federal court in Washington, DC, asking a judge to intervene and stop prison officials from force-feeding the men and administering medications associated with the procedure without their consent. The prisoners, Shaker Aamer, the last British resident detained at Guantanamo, Ahmed Belbacha and Nabil Hadjarab, Algerians and […]

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