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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...

2006-08-26 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...

2006-06-24 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...

2006-06-16 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 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...

2006-06-13 18:05:03

SANAA (Reuters) - The family of a Yemeni man U.S. officials said killed himself at the military prison camp at Guantanamo Bay denied on Wednesday his death was a suicide, saying he had been murdered. "This idea of suicide is a lie. My son wouldn't commit suicide. My son was among those who memorized the Koran and was committed to his religion," said Ali Abdullah, father of a Yemeni detainee found dead at the U.S. prison on June 10. "He was assassinated by American soldiers and I call...

2006-06-12 14:02:01

By Sue Pleming WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Already struggling to improve its image abroad, the United States went into damage control mode on Monday after a senior State Department official called three suicides in Guantanamo Bay a "great PR move." State Department spokesman Sean McCormack distanced the department from the remark made on Sunday by deputy assistant secretary of state for public diplomacy Colleen Graffy. "I would just point out in public that we do not see it (the...

2006-06-12 13:33:13

By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rights advocates on Monday blamed U.S. detention and interrogation policies for the suicides of three detainees at Guantanamo Bay and warned that conditions at the camp would drive more to kill themselves. The deaths of two Saudi men and a Yemeni were predictable results of indefinite incarceration and interrogation techniques that amount to psychological torture, leading to extreme stress and mental illness, they said. "The amount of...

2006-06-12 06:11:23

By Andrew Roche LONDON (Reuters) - Europeans seized on the suicides of Guantanamo prisoners as more proof the U.S. camp should be closed, and a top U.S. official on Monday disowned a colleague's comment that the deaths were a "good PR move." Two Saudis and a Yemeni hanged themselves with clothes and bedsheets in their cells on Saturday, the first prisoners to die at Guantanamo since the United States began sending suspected al Qaeda and Taliban captives there in 2002. "Guantanamo...


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