DETAINEES
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UN reports progress toward torture prevention in Afghanistan
February 25, 2015
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) announced Wednesday that Afghanistan has made "some progress" toward preventing the torture and ill-treatment of detainees held in government custody. The UN officials acknowledged the effort and commitment the Afghan government has shown towards elim....... [more]

UN rights chief urges Syria to release activists held without due process
February 19, 2015
UN Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad Al Hussein urged Syrian authorities on Thursday to release jailed activists that have been held without due process, in some cases for years, after reports of widespread torture and human rights abuses of detainees. Syrian authorities reportedly targeted ac....... [more]

Senate committee passes bill barring Guantanamo detainee transfers
February 13, 2015
The Senate Armed Services committee narrowly advanced a bill on Thursday that would prevent most detainee transfers out of Guantanamo until after President Barack Obama leaves office. The White House has vowed to veto the legislation. The bill, sponsored by Senator Kelly Ayotte and supported by Sena....... [more]

US government admits former Guantanamo detainee wrongfully convicted: lawyer
January 23, 2015
A lawyer for former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks says the US government admitted his conviction was incorrect and did not dispute Hicks' innocence. The US Court of Military Commission Review has not yet ruled on the appeal, but Hicks' lawyer, Stephen Kenny, believes they will overturn the con....... [more]

Egypt court orders retrial for policemen connected to 37 deaths
January 22, 2015
Egypt's Court of Cassation on Thursday ordered a retrial for four policemen facing accusations of involuntary manslaughter relating to the deaths of 37 prisoners in a van outside the Abu Zaabal prison in 2013. The prisoners, arrested days before during peaceful protests in support of former presiden....... [more]

US Senate Committee Release of Torture Report
January 17, 2015
The US Senate started its investigation of the CIA's post 9/11 detention and interrogation methods over five years ago. The US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence reviewed over 6 million CIA documents and heard substantial testimony over the course of the investigation. The Senate concluded in i....... [more]

US Senate Torture Report
January 17, 2015
After September 11, 2001, the US government authorized a military offensive against Al-Qaeda, the group that claimed responsibility for the terrorist attacks. During this offensive, the US Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) carried out what has been described as a "torture program" to obtain inform....... [more]

Five Guantanamo detainees released to Estonia, Oman
January 15, 2015
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Wednesday announced the transfer of five Guantanamo detainees. Four of the men went to Oman and one to Estonia, the first time each nation accepted Guantanamo prisoners for resettlement. Their release is the latest effort of the Obama administration to expedite....... [more]

Senators propose legislation to halt release, transfers of Guantanamo inmates
January 14, 2015
A group of US senators on Tuesday proposed legislation that would place a moratorium on the releases or transfer of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. Republican Senators Kelly Ayotte, John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Richard Burr touted the new bill as the best course of action to protect US national s....... [more]

US to release five Guantanamo Bay prisoners to Kazakhstan
December 31, 2014
On Wednesday the US Department of Defense said five prisoners at Guantanamo Bay will be released to the Kazakhstan government as part of an effort by the Obama Administration to expedite the closing of the facility. An interagency Guantanamo Review Task Force conducted a comprehensive review of the....... [more]

Debating Guantanamo Bay and Torture
December 28, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Clarence Leatherbury from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law discusses the debate over torture techniques and our nations security... The American public was recently given information about the CIA's torture of suspected terrorists during the Bush Administrat....... [more]




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    Guantanamo Bay [US DOD]

    JTF-Guantanamo [US DOD]

    Detainees List [US DOD]

    Detainee Hearings [US DOD]

    Detainees Court Documents [AP]

    Detainee Issues Archive [US State Dept.]

    Guantanamo Bay [Amnesty Int.]

    Guantanamo Detainees [HRW]

    CagePrisoners.com [advocacy]

    Guantanamobile Project [advocacy]

    Schlesinger Report

    Fay Report

    Taguba Report

    Abu Ghraib Detainee Statements [WP]

    Abuses Chronology [GlobalSecurity.org]

    Road to Abu Ghraib [HRW]

    Abu Ghraib Prison Photos

    Torture at Abu Ghraib [S. Hersch]

    US Central Command