Ex-Gitmo prisoner, Omar Khadr, receives $8m payment from Canada

Friday, 7 July 2017

A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a US soldier in Afghanistan has received a multimillion-dollar payment from Canada’s government after a court ruling said his rights were abused, a Canadian official said Thursday night. The official confirmed that Omar Khadr has been given the money. A different official also familiar with the deal said it is for $10.5 million Canadian dollars (US$8 million). Both insisted on speaking anonymously because they were not ...

French court summons ex-Guantanamo chief in torture probe

Thursday, 2 April 2015

'The door has opened for civilian and military officials to be prosecuted over international crimes committed in Guantanamo,' a lawyer said

9/11 hearing halted after CIA infiltration charge

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

One of the accused said his interpreter had worked at a secret CIA prison

U.S. State Department's Guantanamo envoy resigns

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

The surprise announcement of Clifford Sloan's departure followed a flurry of detainee repatriations and resettlements

Obama blasts Guantanamo provision as he signs defense bill

Saturday, 20 December 2014

One of Obama’s first actions as president was to order the closure of the prison facility in Cuba

Pentagon: ‘No one believes Guantanamo hunger strike is over’

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The mass wave of prisoner hunger strikes at Guantanamo Bay cannot be considered over, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday, following an outcry over media reports suggesting the protest had largely ended. The official statement to Al Arabiya English came after Guantanamo authorities on Monday said the number of hunger-striking prisoners had fallen in recent weeks, and that daily updates on detainees refusing food would no longer be issued. Following the statement, global media carried headlines ...

Guantanamo authorities say prisoner hunger strike is largely over

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

A mass hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay is now considered to be largely over, authorities at the U.S. prison said on Monday. A spokesman has said that authorities would no longer issue daily hunger strike updates on detainees, adding that, as of Monday, only 19 of the U.S. military jail’s 164 inmates remained on hunger strike. On July 10, at the height of the more than six-month protest, 106 prisoners were on hunger strike, with 46 being fed by tube and a handful landing in the hospital, ...

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