Quantcast

Latest Guantanamo Bay detention camp Stories

2008-06-18 21:00:07

WASHINGTON _ The Army general who led the investigation into prisoner abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison accused the Bush administration Wednesday of committing "war crimes" and called for those responsible to be held to account. The remarks by Maj. Gen. Antonio Taguba, who's now retired, came in a new report that found that U.S. personnel tortured and abused detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, using beatings, electrical shocks, sexual humiliation and other cruel...

2008-06-18 15:00:12

During its 1600 gmt newscast, Doha Al-Jazeera Satellite Channel in Arabic was observed to report on new allegations of torture in US military prisons and accusations to the Pentagon of knowingly pursuing illegal interrogation tactics. At 1640 gmt, the channel reports: "US Senator Carl Levin has said that senior Pentagon officials sought to obtain information from military trainers on torture techniques that could be used in interrogating prisoners captured in the war on so-called terror. In...

2008-06-18 09:00:00

A human rights group accused the U.S. government of committing war crimes in a report alleging torture on several terrorist suspects in U.S. custody. Physicians for Human Rights announced its findings Wednesday after evaluating 11 detainees -- held but never charged -- at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and in Afghanistan, CNN reported. We found clear physical and psychological evidence of torture and abuse often causing lasting suffering, said Dr. Allen Keller, a...

2008-06-17 15:00:03

WASHINGTON _ The CIA, which had authority to use harsh interrogation techniques on suspected terrorist detainees, advised U.S. military officials at Guantanamo in 2002 on how far they could go in extracting information from captives there, documents released at a Senate hearing Tuesday show. "If the detainee dies you're doing it wrong," Jonathan Fredman, chief counsel to the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, told a meeting of officials on Oct. 2, 2002, according to minutes from the meeting....

68a325bdba75ef10ad0a0a9d7e7f016b1
2008-06-17 09:00:00

Military lawyers warned against the harsh detainee interrogation techniques approved by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in 2002, contending in separate memos weeks before Rumsfeld's endorsement that they could be illegal, a Senate panel has found. The investigation by the Senate Armed Services Committee also has confirmed that senior administration officials, including the Pentagon's then-general counsel William "Jim" Haynes, sought the help of military psychologists early on to devise the...

fc81d846eea8791d71bdcc07522aca09
2006-12-08 00:00:00

By MICHAEL MELIA GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - The U.S. military transferred the first group of detainees on Thursday to a new maximum-security prison at Guantanamo Bay designed to restrict contact among the prisoners and prevent attacks on guards. More than 40 detainees were brought to the $37 million prison perched on a plateau overlooking the Caribbean Sea from another maximum-security facility at the U.S. naval base in eastern Cuba, said Navy Cmdr. Robert Durand. The 178-cell...

2006-09-05 18:10:50

By Caren Bohan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush plans to unveil proposed legislation on Wednesday to set a structure for conducting trials of foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, White House officials said. The Supreme Court in June rejected as illegal the military tribunal system set up by the Bush administration to try Guantanamo prisoners, most of whom were captured in Afghanistan. The court said the tribunals -- an alternative legal system -- lacked...

2006-08-29 14:33:52

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The military has charged a U.S. Navy officer who worked as a lawyer at Guantanamo Bay with mailing classified information on foreign terrorism suspects there to an unauthorized person, the Navy said on Tuesday. Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Diaz, stationed from July 2004 to January 2005 at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, faced a total of eight counts of three criminal charges and could spend 36 1/2 years in prison if convicted on all, the Navy...

2006-08-26 20:40:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Saturday said it transferred five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to Afghanistan, leaving about 445 detainees at the naval base in Cuba. "These detainees were all recommended for transfer due to multiple review processes conducted at Guantanamo Bay," the Pentagon said in a statement posted on its Web site on Saturday. The Pentagon did not disclose the names of the prisoners being transferred to Afghanistan or disclose any further details. About...

2006-08-26 02:03:23

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has received assurances the United States will not seek the death penalty for Australian Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks if it brings new charges against him, Attorney General Philip Ruddock said on Saturday. Australia believes that new charges are likely to be laid against Hicks, who has been held at the U.S. detention camp in Cuba for four years, after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that planned military trials for Guantanamo inmates were...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
Related