February 13, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
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 ...[read more]
March 13, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The US Department of Defense on Wednesday announced the transfer of Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Belbacha to Algeria. Belbacha, a native Algerian who was detained in Pakistan in 2002, had been held at Guantanamo for 12 years without a trial or formal charges. Algeria tried Belbacha in absentia in ...[read more]
January 10, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
The Obama Administration's panel charged with reviewing the cases of detainees at Guantanamo Bay concluded its review of detainee Mahmud Abd Al Aziz Al Mujahid on Thursday, unanimously finding him eligible for transfer to Yemen. The periodic review board (PRB) was established by Executive Order ...[read more]
September 6, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Canadian authorities received documents and materials about Canadian Guantanamo Bay detainee and convict Omar Khadr from US authorities on Wednesday and will now consider whether he can be transferred into Canadian custody. A spokesperson for Public Safety Minister Vic Toews told reporters that he ...[read more]
July 27, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Radhika Coomaraswamy on Friday renewed her call to transfer Canadian Guantanamo Bay detainee and convict Omar Khadr to his home country of Canada. Coomaraswamy said it was important to focus on rehabilitation of ...[read more]
June 26, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On June 26, 2010, a federal judge ordered the release of Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohammed Odaini, mandating his transfer back to his homeland of Yemen, despite the Obama administration's ban on repatriation to the Arab nation. In January 2010, the Obama administration suspended all transfers of ...[read more]
June 21, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Lawyers for Canadian Guantanamo Bay detainee and convict Omar Khadr on Thursday renewed calls for the Canadian government to respond to a request to transfer Khadr to Canada. A former child soldier for al Qaeda, Khadr has expressed his desire to serve out his sentence in his home country. A ...[read more]
April 19, 2012
by Max Slater
Canadian Guantanamo Bay detainee and convict Omar Khadr on Wednesday sent an application to the Canadian government requesting a transfer to his home state from the US military detention facility. In 2010 Khadr pleaded guilty to five charges in a military tribunal, including killing a US soldier ...[read more]
March 10, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On March 10, 2011, US senators, including Senator John McCain (R-AZ), introduced the Military Detainee Procedures Improvement Act of 2011, which would prohibit the civilian trial of Guantanamo Bay detainees and place restrictions on the transfer of detainees to foreign countries. The bill also ...[read more]
February 13, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On February 13, 2010, the US Supreme Court ordered the Obama administration to file briefs in response to Switzerland's acceptance of asylum for two Uighur detainees housed at Guantanamo Bay. The Swiss accepted the detainees after the Supreme Court granted certiorari to decide if the judicial ...[read more]

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