July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Allegations of harsh interrogations and torture have been consistent in the decade since Guantanamo Bay began housing prisoners. Former detainees subsequently voiced abuse accusations, including Sami-al-Leithy, Murat Kurnaz, Mohammed El Gharani, Mubarak Hussain bin Abul Hasim and Binyam Mohamed. ...[read more]
May 21, 2008
by Patrick Porter
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Murat Kurnaz, a Turkish citizen born in Germany, testified Tuesday before the US House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight regarding torture he allegedly suffered while in US custody in Afghanistan and ...[read more]
March 31, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Asim Qureshi: Two weeks after the 11th September 2001 attacks, Nihad Karsic and Almin Hardaus were kidnapped off the streets of Bosnia and flown in helicopters to a US base where they were held in a shipping container in conditions which would later perfectly resonate with those detained in A... ...[read more]
March 29, 2008
by Nick Fiske
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Murat Kurnaz, a Turkish citizen born in Germany, detailed his allegations that he was tortured while in US custody in Afghanistan and at Guantanamo Bay in a new interview to air Sunday on CBS' 60 Minutes. Kurnaz told 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley that he w... ...[read more]
December 5, 2007
by Caitlin Price
Newly declassified court documents show that a Combatant Status Review Tribunal (CSRT) at Guantanamo Bay ignored evidence clearing German-born Turkish citizen Murat Kurnaz of terrorist connections, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Kurnaz sued the Department of Defense in December 2006 to ...[read more]
March 1, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
A German probe into the US detention of Murat Kurnaz, a Turkish citizen born in Germany who was held at Guantanamo Bay for nearly five years, is being delayed because official documents are being withheld by authorities in the state of Bremen, the chairman of the government investigation ...[read more]
February 6, 2007
by Alexis Unkovic
Murat Kurnaz, a Turkish citizen born in Germany and formerly held at Guantanamo Bay, plans to request the release of secret military documents pertaining to his detention, according to his lawyer as reported in Wednesday's Der Tagesspiegel. Kurnaz seeks the documents in relation to a lawsuit... ...[read more]
January 23, 2007
by Lisl Brunner
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Tuesday that he was unaware of a US offer to release Guantanamo Bay detainee Murat Kurnaz, a German-born Turk, to Germany in 2002 notwithstanding a finding by a committee of the European parliament investigating CIA activity in Europe that ...[read more]
January 21, 2007
by Caitlin Price
Growing criticism of the circumstances behind the Guantanamo detention of German-born Turk Murat Kurnaz has focused on German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier following German media reports over the weekend. Kurnaz, arrested by US officials in Pakistan shortly after September 11, was held ...[read more]
January 19, 2007
by JURIST Staff
Members of a German parliamentary committee investigating the detention of German-born Turk Murat Kurnaz at Guantanamo Bay alleged Thursday that the government of German ex-chancellor Gerhard Schroeder allowed him to remain a prisoner for years, even after US officials offered to release him into ...[read more]

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