April 20, 2012
by Cody Harding
On April 20, 2011, the US Department of Defense (DOD) announced that high-value Guantanamo Bay detainee Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri will be subject to capital charges and tried in a military court. Nashiri was charged under the Military Commission Act of 2009 for plotting the bombing of the USS Cole ...[read more]
February 29, 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty
Majid Khan, a Guantanamo Bay prisoner who is linked with al Qaeda, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to five terror charges including conspiracy, attempted murder and murder. Per his plea bargain, Khan must testify against fellow "high value" prisoners who are alleged to have been involved in the 9/11 ...[read more]
September 14, 2011
by Edward SanFilippo
Leonard Forsman, Chairman of the Suquamish Tribe, says that the tribe's decision to recognize same-sex marriage reflects the community's high value on inclusiveness and the fact that homosexuality historically has not been a divisive issue in the tribe...Last month, the Suquamish Tribal Council ...[read more]
August 24, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On August 24, 2009, a presidential special task force, created by US President Barack Obama to study interrogations and transfer policies, issued its recommendations calling for the creation of a specialized interrogation group to question top terrorism suspects. The task force, created by ...[read more]
June 10, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The European Parliament (EP) on Thursday urged the US not to seek the death penalty for high-value Guantanamo Bay detainee Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, accused planning the USS Cole bombing in 2000. The US Department of Defense (DOD) announced in April that al-Nashiri would be tried in a military ...[read more]
April 21, 2011
by Daniel Richey
The US Department of Defense (DOD) announced Wednesday that high-value Guantanamo Bay detainee Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri will be subject to capital charges and tried in a military court. According to the Pentagon, the chief prosecutor for the DOD's Office of Military Commissions plans to charge al- ...[read more]
January 19, 2011
by Matt Glenn
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that the US government does not have to release non-redacted transcripts relating to the interrogation of certain "high value" detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The court held that the Department of ...[read more]
December 22, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Lithuanian Parliament National Security Committee reported Tuesday that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) established two secret prisons for al Qaeda suspects in the Baltic country. Lawmakers demanded the investigation in October after ABC News reported in August that former CIA ...[read more]
August 24, 2009
by Bhargav Katikaneni
A presidential special task force on interrogations and transfer policies issued its recommendations Monday calling on the Obama administration to create a specialized interrogation group to question top terrorist suspects. The task force, created by executive order 13491, in January recommended ...[read more]
August 23, 2009
by Jay Carmella
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) rapporteur Dick Marty on Friday called on European countries to show accountability for their role in assisting the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in using secret prisons. The statement follows reports that the CIA held high value ...[read more]

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