Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘habeas corpus’

Autopsy Report Claims Guantanamo Prisoner Adnan Latif Committed Suicide

Autopsy Report Claims Guantanamo Prisoner Adnan Latif Committed Suicide

The manner of death has been ruled a suicide, the cause of death has not yet been disclosed. The list of unanswered questions grows. Truthout has obtained the results of the autopsy on Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif, but the long-awaited report on the mysterious September death of the Guantanamo Bay detainee raises more questions than […]

Gagged On Torture: Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Discusses Detainee Treatment At Guantanamo Ahead Of The 9/11 Hearings

Attorneys for inmates at Guantanamo Bay say they’ve been banned from bringing up the subject of torture in court. They also claim that a number of other legal restrictions are stopping them from building a proper defence in cases that could result in the death penalty. Tweet

Kuwait’s Weak Position On Guantanamo Continues: Business as Usual

Kuwait’s Weak Position On Guantanamo Continues: Business as Usual

Based on recent statements made by Kuwait Ambassador Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, it is clear that the Government of Kuwait is accepting of the US position that they can hold any Kuwaiti for however long and for any reason or for no reason at all. On June 29, 2012, the United States dismissed allegations […]

Jason Leopold: Was “Smuggling” Charge Leveled Against Military Lawyer To Justify New Guantanamo Inspection Policy?

Jason Leopold: Was “Smuggling” Charge Leveled Against Military Lawyer To Justify New Guantanamo Inspection Policy?

This report was written by investigative reporter Jason Leopold and originally published on Truthout. Early last month, Air Force Capt. Michael Schwartz was summoned into the office of Rear Adm. David Woods, the new commander of Guantanamo, and was accused of “smuggling” into the detention facility an anti-Guantanamo pamphlet that featured the photographs of two […]

Jason Leopold Speaks To RT About Obama’s Detainee Policies

When Obama was running for president he made the American people a promise to close Guantanamo Bay. The detention prison has been open for 10 years and was originally opened by the Bush administration. In his first week as president, Obama signed a mandate to close the facility within 2010. Years later, however, Guantanamo Bay […]

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 […]

New Grand Jury Investigation On Torture, Or DOJ Smokescreen?

New Grand Jury Investigation On Torture, Or DOJ Smokescreen?

News certainly travels fast, sometimes. While it took the U.S. government two years to reply to a request by a Spanish judge regarding whether or not the U.S. has instigated any investigations or proceedings against six high-level Bush administration figures named in a complaint by the Association for the Dignity of Spanish Prisoners (see PDF), […]

Guantanamo: Obama Turns The Clock Back To The Days Of Bush’s Kangaroo Courts And Worthless Tribunals

Guantanamo: Obama Turns The Clock Back To The Days Of Bush’s Kangaroo Courts And Worthless Tribunals

Those of us who have been studying Guantánamo closely were not surprised when, on March 7, President Obama announced that he was lifting a ban on trials by Military Commission at Guantánamo, which he imposed on his first day in office in January 2009, and also issued an executive order establishing a periodic review of […]

Habeas Hell: How The Great Writ Was Gutted At Guantanamo

Habeas Hell: How The Great Writ Was Gutted At Guantanamo

For the US attorneys who represent prisoners in Guantánamo, and who have spent many years seeking justice for their clients, it has been a long, and generally disappointing road. After triumph in June 2004, when, in Rasul v. Bush, the Supreme Court granted the prisoners habeas corpus rights, allowing them to meet their clients for […]

Prosecutors Battle Over Guantanamo Military Commissions

Prosecutors Battle Over Guantanamo Military Commissions

A Florida congressman is hoping to drive the last nail into the coffin of the U.S. justice system for Guantanamo detainees. Republican Representative Tom Rooney, a former military prosecutor, this week introduced a bill mandating that the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, “remains open indefinitely” and requiring that “individuals detained at the facility be […]

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