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2006-06-27 12:36:53

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on Tuesday defended the treatment of prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, saying the administration did its best and that the courts would judge "whether or not we made the right call." The United States has faced harsh international criticism for its treatment of terrorism suspects at the Guantanamo Bay naval base. Gonzales brushed aside the criticism at the start of a Middle East tour, saying: "They receive top...

2006-06-27 14:22:51

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing a potential landmark ruling that could determine the fate of the military tribunals created by President George W. Bush to try Guantanamo prisoners for war crimes. The ruling by the nation's highest court, which is expected later this week, will be one of the most significant presidential war powers cases since World War Two and could determine whether the tribunals are lawful. No one outside the court knows...

2006-06-27 12:52:36

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing a potential landmark ruling that could determine the fate of the military tribunals created by President George W. Bush to try Guantanamo prisoners for war crimes. The ruling by the nation's highest court, which is expected later this week, will be one of the most significant presidential war powers cases since World War Two and could determine whether the tribunals are lawful. No one outside the court knows...

2006-06-26 19:08:01

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE (Reuters) - As the Bush administration awaits a ruling on the legitimacy of its Guantanamo war crimes tribunals, the U.S. State Department's top legal advisor said on Monday that emptying the detention camp posed "a real conundrum." The administration wants to send home more of the 540 foreign captives held as terrorism suspects at the Guantanamo Bay naval base but many of their homelands won't take them, State Department legal advisor...

2006-06-24 16:08:45

By Tim Ahmann WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fourteen Saudi Arabian nationals held at Guantanamo Bay were sent home on Saturday, two weeks after three suicides at the facility thrust U.S. handling of terrorism suspects back into the spotlight. The Pentagon said in a statement the latest repatriation leaves about 450 prisoners at the U.S. naval base in Cuba. It said 120 of those foreign terrorism suspects had been determined eligible for "transfer or release." "Departure of these remaining...

2006-06-24 11:19:24

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fourteen Saudi Arabian nationals in U.S. custody at the Guantanamo Bay prison for foreign terrorism suspects have been sent home, the Pentagon said on Saturday. It said the latest repatriation leaves about 120 detainees that the United States has determined are eligible for "transfer or release" and about 450 prisoners in total. "Departure of these remaining detainees approved for transfer or release is subject to ongoing discussions between the United States...

2006-06-23 06:16:13

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour, taking aim at the U.S.-led war on terrorism, reminded all states on Friday of their duty to ban torture and give all security detainees a fair trial. In a speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council, Arbour also voiced concern at the alleged existence of secret detention centers, saying they facilitate abusive treatment. Her remarks -- clearly aimed at the United States and its...

2006-06-21 21:59:14

By Tabassum Zakaria VIENNA (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, seeking to reassure Europeans over the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, said on Wednesday that he wanted eventually to shut the prison and send inmates back to their home countries. Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel said Europeans were calling for the closure of Guantanamo Bay, but they had also received a commitment "no torture, no extraordinary or extraterritorial positions to deal with the terrorists."...

2006-06-21 12:44:02

By Tabassum Zakaria VIENNA (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, seeking to reassure Europeans over the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, said on Wednesday that he wanted eventually to shut the prison and send inmates back to their home countries. Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel said Europeans were calling for the closure of Guantanamo Bay, but they had also received a commitment "no torture, no extraordinary or extraterritorial positions to deal with the terrorists."...

2006-06-19 20:05:02

MADRID (Reuters) - The European Union should demand that the United States shut the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and open detention centers around the world to outside observers, Amnesty International said on Tuesday before an EU-U.S. summit. Current EU president Austria, which will host the summit on Wednesday, has said that the deaths of three Arab prisoners in Guantanamo Bay underlined the need to close the prison, which holds 460 people. Amnesty International said the European...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.