Articles tagged with the keyword: ‘wikileaks’

Guantanamo Scandal: The 40 Prisoners Still Held But Cleared for Release At Least Five Years Ago

Guantanamo Scandal: The 40 Prisoners Still Held But Cleared for Release At Least Five Years Ago

This exclusive investigative report by Andy Worthington was first published on his website and on the website of the “Close Guantánamo” campaign, which Worthington established in January with US attorney Tom Wilner. Register here to participate in the campaign and receive regular updates via email. One of the greatest injustices at Guantánamo is that, of […]

WikiLeaks Reveals U.S. Ties To Honduran Drug Dealer

WikiLeaks Reveals U.S. Ties To Honduran Drug Dealer

U.S. “drug war” funds and training are being used to support a known drug trafficker’s war against campesinos, a Honduran expert at the University of California at Santa Cruz charged today. Campesinos are Latin American peasants, usually farmers. Prof. Dana Frank said today, “New Wikileaks cables reveal that the U.S. embassy in Honduras — and […]

WikiLeaks And The Guantanamo Prisoners Released From 2002 to 2004 (Part 3 of 10)

WikiLeaks And The Guantanamo Prisoners Released From 2002 to 2004 (Part 3 of 10)

In late April, WikiLeaks released its latest treasure trove of classified US documents, a set of 765 Detainee Assessment Briefs (DABs) from the US prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Compiled between 2002 and January 2009 by the Joint Task Force that has primary responsibility for their detention and interrogation of the prisoners, these detailed military […]

WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners Of Guantanamo (Part Three of Five)

WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners Of Guantanamo (Part Three of Five)

One of the great publicity coups in WikiLeaks’ recent release of classified military documents relating to the majority of the 779 prisoners held at Guantánamo, as I explained in the first part of this five-part series, was to shine a light on the stories of the first 201 prisoners to be freed from the prison […]

WikiLeaks And The 22 Children Of Guantanamo

WikiLeaks And The 22 Children Of Guantanamo

In May 2008, in a submission to the 48th Session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (PDF), the Pentagon claimed that it had only held eight juveniles — those under the age of 18 when their alleged crimes took place — during the life of the Guantánamo Bay prison. This, however, […]

Supreme Court Fails To Tackle Torture-In The Past Or In The Future

Supreme Court Fails To Tackle Torture-In The Past Or In The Future

Since the dying days of the Bush administration, when the Supreme Court savaged the indifference of the executive branch and of Congress towards the cruel mess they had created at Guantánamo, by ensuring that the prisoners had constitutionally guaranteed habeas corpus rights, it has, sadly, all been downhill when it comes to judicial oversight of […]

WikiLeaks And The 14 Missing Guantanamo Files

WikiLeaks And The 14 Missing Guantanamo Files

In the classified US military files recently released by WikiLeaks, and identified as Detainee Assessment Briefs (DABs), files relating to 765 of the 779 prisoners held at the prison since it opened on January 11, 2002 have been released. The other 14 files are missing, and this article addresses who these prisoners are and why […]

WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners Of Guantanamo (Part Two of Five)

WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners Of Guantanamo (Part Two of Five)

As I explained last week in the first part of this five-part series, one of the great publicity coups in WikiLeaks’ recent release of classified military documents relating to the majority of the 779 prisoners held at Guantánamo was to shine a light on the stories of the first 201 prisoners to be freed from […]

WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners Of Guantanamo (Part One of Five)

WikiLeaks: The Unknown Prisoners Of Guantanamo (Part One of Five)

In WikiLeaks’ recent release of classified military documents relating to the majority of the 779 prisoners held at Guantánamo, one of the great publicity coups was shining a light on the stories of the first 201 prisoners to be freed from the prison, between May 2002, when a severely schizophrenic Afghan prisoner, Abdul Razak, was […]

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 […]

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