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2009-08-03 16:46:00

Detainees Protesting Inhumane Conditions Sentenced To Solitary Confinement NEW YORK, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Civil Liberties Union and several other human rights and civil liberties organizations sent a letter to Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, calling on her to fix the deplorable conditions at the South Louisiana Correctional Facility in Basile. Conditions at the immigration detention center are so bad that last week detainees there launched their...

2009-07-28 14:52:00

Court Found Inadequate Case Against ACLU Client Mohammed Jawad NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Guantanamo detainee Mohammed Jawad should be sent home to Afghanistan immediately, according to an American Civil Liberties Union filing today on behalf of Jawad, who has been illegally detained by the U.S. for almost seven years. The Afghan government has indicated that it is prepared to receive Jawad immediately and unconditionally, and that the repatriation could be done without...

2009-06-29 13:28:00

"Tweaking" The System Will Not Make It Constitutional NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to The Wall Street Journal, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued guidance to the Obama administration on reviving the military commissions system to try Guantanamo detainees. The Journal reports that the DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel advised the administration that detainees can claim some constitutional rights if they are tried in military commissions within the United States....

2009-06-08 15:11:00

Interview with the man at the center of political and legal storm and a tour of life inside Guantanamo to air on 'Dan Rather Reports' - Tuesday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET DALLAS, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomorrow night's "Dan Rather Reports" will present an interview with Lakhdar Boumediene, the man who spent nearly seven years in the U.S. Detention Camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Excerpts from this, Boumediene's first U.S. television interview, aired on last Tuesday's program. (Logo:...

2009-06-01 13:50:00

WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From the National Press Club banquet hall work area, following former Vice President Dick Cheney's speech and answers:   "The gaps and deferrals in Cheney's speech and responses are overwhelming. His speech today and his other recent appearances leave huge holes and questions about his role in waterboarding, torture, wiretapping, U.S. attorney-firing, and Iraq decisions including WMD," says ex-White House and Congress spokesman Bob Weiner....

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2009-04-24 14:25:00

Officials in a Montana city said they are looking to bring former Guantanamo Bay prisoners to a vacant jail in the town. The Two Rivers Authority, the city of Hardin's economic arm, completed work on the 460-bed jail in 2007 but has not received any contracts to open the facility, the Billings (Mont.) Gazette reported Friday. Greg Smith, executive director of Two Rivers, said he has been talking to federal agencies and staff members of the Montana congressional delegation about bringing in...

2009-02-18 17:46:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading experts, including a former FBI director, an Army general who investigated detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib, and a former Under Secretary of State, today called upon President Obama to appoint a non-partisan commission to fully investigate and examine the detention, treatment, and transfer of detainees following the September 11th terrorist attacks. The commission's proposed mandate would allow it to identify detainee policy failures and...

2008-12-18 15:03:00

Groups' Letter To President-elect Calls For Return To American Justice System When Prison Camp Is Closed NEW YORK, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four leading civil liberties and human rights organizations today urged President-elect Obama to implement "an unqualified return to America's established system of justice for detaining and prosecuting suspects" when he fulfills his pledge to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and military commissions. In a letter delivered to the...

2008-10-21 15:00:07

The U.S. government Tuesday dropped charges against five Guantanamo detainees without prejudice, meaning they could be reinstated. Chief military prosecutor Col. Lawrence J. Morris said supervising lawyers had asked the Pentagon to withdraw the charges, The New York Times reported. The cases had been handled by Lt. Col. Darrel Vandeveld, who resigned saying he didn't think he military tribunal system was fair. Morris said Vandeveld's departure played no role in the decision. No specific...

2008-10-05 09:00:13

Legal moves by U.S. attorneys concerning Guantanamo detainees indicate it's unlikely the camp will ever be closed by the Bush administration, critics say. Despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling granting rights to the terrorism suspects held at the Cuban military prison and statements by Bush administration officials that they'd like to close Guantanamo, the U.S. Justice Department is continuing to file numerous and time-consuming legal challenges against attempts to provide legal help for the...


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