The Office of Military Commissions building in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was where much legal activity about the detainees’ cases was handled.
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The release of a new movie calls public attention to the US government’s treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and what the detainees’ future might be.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One en route to Oslo, Norway, to accept the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2009.
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A critic of Obama’s two terms explains how the 44th president’s personality and his politics of ‘least resistance’ prevented him from rising to the moment.
Protesters depicting detainees of the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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Alleged ‘enemy combatants’ held at Guantánamo Bay who went on hunger strikes to protest their indefinite detention were force-fed by the US military. Today, ICE is force-feeding immigrant detainees.
Guantanamo Nay detainees sit in a holding area at Camp X-Ray on Jan. 11, 2002.
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On Dec. 10, 1903, the US military leased 45 square miles of Cuban territory to build a naval base. How did Guantanamo Bay become an infamous prison for alleged terrorists?
Mubin Shaikh, a Toronto-born de-radicalization expert, speaks during a counter-terrorism event in Germany in May 2015.
No country is immune to terrorism, but de-radicalizing people who have been attracted to terrorist organizations like ISIS can work.
Torture is the ultimate abuse of state power over the individual. If the US returns to using it, all hell could break loose.
The new president-elect delivered some mixed messages during the campaign.
President Barack Obama tours Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument on Midway Atoll, U.S.
President Obama has set aside more water and land than any president in history. But he didn’t invent unilateral presidential powers.
Sonic weapons usually leave no physical marks but can be devastating psychologically.
From Long Range Acoustic Devices used to disperse protesters to ear-splitting military drones to songs blasted on rotation to prisoners, ours is an age in which sound has been repositioned as a tool of terror.
Demonstrating in Washington state, November 2015.
Many groups have been labeled ‘enemy’ in the American past. A literary scholar looks at the role literature and philosophy have played in dispelling fears and shifting public attitudes.
How did Washington get its hands on Guantánamo Bay – and why does its presence there still cause so much trouble?
‘Terrorism incubators’? The truth is far more complex.
Touchdown: Shaker Aamer’s ride home after 14 years.
The UK’s last inmate at Guantanamo Bay has finally been brought home – but the matter of Britain’s role in the War on Terror is by no means resolved.
The Northeast gate out of Gitmo and into Cuba, 2013.
The US president has faced opposition from Republicans, Democrats and even two of his own secretaries of defense in trying to close Gitmo.
Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan would have been force-fed under new laws.
By legalising the controversial measure, even practices at Guantanamo might soon be able to come in from the cold.
Australian David Hicks has had his conviction for providing material support to terrorist organisations overturned in the US.
Based on the Abbott government’s stance to date, there seems little chance of David Hicks receiving an effective remedy – at least not voluntarily
Marching in unity.
We have now had time to digest the tragic events in Paris. The press has made its predictable set of news cycles in the last two weeks. They have covered the actual events themselves. Then, in America…
The recent release of a US Senate committee’s report on CIA interrogation methods during the War on Terror has sent shockwaves around the world. Detailing the extent and sheer brutality of the enhanced…
Dilma Rousseff holds back tears as she releases details of torture under Brazil’s military regime.
As the world digests the findings of a report on the way the US has treated detainees suspected of terrorism, Brazil has owned up to similar abuses of its own citizens. The Brazilian Truth Commission has…
Torture victims will soon be lining up to sue the US. What are their chances?
The US Senate’s report on the torture carried out by the CIA makes shocking reading. Questions will be asked about whether individual victims can sue for compensation for losses suffered, and where they…