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2006-06-19 18:28:53

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Monday put off hearings in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals at least until July, meaning they will not reconvene until after an expected ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on their legitimacy. The U.S. Supreme Court is due to rule by June 30 on the legitimacy of the military courts that President George W. Bush created to try suspected terrorists after the September 11 attacks. The Pentagon had already suspended the tribunals...

2006-06-19 11:50:26

By William Schomberg BRUSSELS (Reuters) - President George W. Bush will hear loud calls to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp when he meets EU leaders this week, seeking to bolster cooperation in fighting terrorism. Bush will be in Vienna for an annual European Union-U.S. summit on Wednesday at which issues of trade, investment and securing long-term energy supplies will also be on the agenda. Transatlantic tensions have eased since a split between Washington and many EU countries...

2006-06-17 09:17:30

SANAA (Reuters) - The family of a Yemeni prisoner said to have committed suicide at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay prison is refusing to bury him, demanding an investigation into his death, the family lawyer said on Saturday. U.S. authorities said on Friday it handed over the body of Ali Abdullah Ahmed and those of two Saudi inmates it says committed suicide at the prison in Cuba last week. Their families have questioned the possibility that the men, all devout Muslims, have taken their own...

2006-06-16 13:32:42

PARIS (Reuters) - The fight against terrorism must observe the rule of law, French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said on Friday in a thinly-veiled criticism of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. "In order for the fight against terrorism to be as effective as possible we have to act while respecting our values and our rules," de Villepin said during a speech at the Institute of Higher Studies of National Defense. "Let us avoid zones where there are no rights, let...

2006-06-16 14:28:06

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is sending home the bodies of two Saudis and a Yemeni who it said committed suicide at the U.S. prison for foreign terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, defense officials said on Friday. The United States said the men hanged themselves with clothes and bed sheets in maximum security cells on June 10, making them the first prisoners to die at the controversial camp since it opened in 2002 at the U.S. naval base on Cuba. The U.S....

2006-06-14 15:02:24

By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - The United States will soon extradite all 96 Afghans, including several senior Taliban officials, being held at its Guantanamo Bay prison camp for terrorist suspects, an Afghan government official said on Wednesday. The prisoners were being extradited as part of an understanding reached between President Bush and Afghan President Hamid Karzai last year and would be tried by Afghan courts, said Abdul Jabar Sabit, an interior ministry official....

2006-06-14 12:02:15

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush acknowledged on Wednesday that the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where three detainees committed suicide, has damaged the U.S. image abroad and said it should be shut down. But he said a plan for relocating the prisoners was needed first and he was also awaiting a Supreme Court decision about the forum for handling detainee cases. "I'd like to close Guantanamo, but I also recognize that we're holding...

2006-06-14 06:35:55

GENEVA (Reuters) - Five United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urged the closure of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay after last week's suicides there that they said were predictable given the harsh conditions. The experts, who have repeatedly asked for the detention facility in Cuba to be shut, said the simultaneous suicides of three inmates on June 10 heightened concerns about the mental health of the camp's approximately 460 detainees. In a statement released in...

2006-06-14 09:14:14

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Wednesday he wanted to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba but first needed a plan to deal with the "darn dangerous" prisoners held there.

2006-06-14 04:56:04

GENEVA (Reuters) - Five United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urged the closure of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay after last week's suicides there that they said were predictable given the harsh conditions. The experts, who have repeatedly asked for the detention facility in Cuba to be shut, said the simultaneous suicides of three inmates on June 10 heightened concerns about the mental health of the camp's approximately 460 detainees. In a statement released in...


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