July 16, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A nurse at the Guantanamo detention center has refused to participate in the force feeding of hunger striking inmates, UK human rights group Reprieve reported Tuesday. Word of the unidentified nurse's refusal came via a phone call from detainee Abu Wael Dhiab to his lawyer at Reprieve and was ...[read more]
July 11, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
US Army Col. James Pohl on Thursday stepped down from the trial of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who faces terror charges in connection with the al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole in 2000, which killed 17 American service members. Pohl, the chief judge at the Guantanamo military court, stepped down in ...[read more]
February 3, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Friday asked the federal courts to dismiss a case brought by the Miami Herald demanding to know how much money the government spent to build a prison facility at Guantanamo. The news service requested this figure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), ...[read more]
January 29, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US State Department, Amnesty International (AI) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) joined Tuesday to condemn the Cuban government's detentions of dissidents to keep them away from a Havana summit of hemispheric leaders. According to rights activists in Havana, an estimated 100 pro-democracy ...[read more]
November 7, 2013
by Lauren Laing
A military judge on Wednesday ordered the US government to submit reports on Guantanamo Bay prison conditions and removed restrictions on communications between lawyers and detainees in a case involving five Guantanamo prisoners related to the 9/11 terrorist attack. Army Col. James Pohl will ...[read more]
October 22, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
Mark Martins, the chief war crimes prosecutor for the US military commissions at Guantanamo, said on Monday that he had participated in the decision to bring the case of suspected terrorist Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai to the US District Court for the Southern District of New York for trial. The ...[read more]
October 2, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A military judge on Tuesday refused to suspend the pretrial hearings in a case against five Guantanamo Bay prisoners related to the 9/11 terrorist attack. Army Col. James Pohl reasoned that the measures taken to respond to the defendants' concerns were adequate to continue the hearings. The ...[read more]
June 19, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The US government on Monday released the names and nationalities of 46 men who are classified for "continued detention" at Guantanamo Bay detention center, ineligible for release, transfer or prosecution. The names were released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by the ...[read more]
May 1, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday renewed his pledge to make an effort to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. At a news conference Tuesday, Obama was asked about the ongoing hunger strike, now involving 100 of the 166 detainees. He responded, "Well, it is not a surprise to me that we... ...[read more]
April 24, 2013
by Blake Lynch
The Guatemalan Constitutional Court on Tuesday ordered Judge Jasmine Barrios to annul the case of former Guatemalan dictator General Efrain Rios Montt over the genocide of Mayan Indians. The Constitutional Court also ordered the case sent back to Judge Carol Patricia Flores, who now has 24 to 48 ...[read more]

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