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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....

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...

2008-08-02 21:00:07

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald Aug. 2--GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- If Osama bin Laden's driver is convicted next week at his war crimes trial, he'll have to be imprisoned separately from the other 265 or so men held at the Pentagon's showcase prison camps. Rear Adm. David Thomas, in charge of the detention center, declined to speak specifically about the case of Salim Hamdan, 37, of Yemen, the driver currently on trial for conspiracy and providing material support for terror....

2008-07-08 21:00:04

WASHINGTON _ A federal judge handling the appeals of more than 200 Guantanamo detainees vowed Tuesday to hold lawyers' "feet to the fire" to insure that the cases are handled as quickly as possible. In the first hearing held since a Supreme Court decision gave the detainees the right to challenge their imprisonment in court, U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan said he recognized the unprecedented nature of the proceedings. But he warned both government and defense attorneys that he would be...

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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...

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2006-10-03 12:50:00

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - AP - Offered a high-calorie diet and kept in their cells almost around the clock, many detainees at Guantanamo Bay are becoming fat. Meals totaling a whopping 4,200 calories per day are brought to their cells "” U.S. government dietary guidelines recommend 2,000 to 3,000 calories per day for weight maintenance "” and some inmates are eating everything on the menu. One detainee has almost doubled in weight, to 410 pounds (186 kilograms), Navy Cmdr. Robert...

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...

2006-07-14 12:30:00

By Mark John BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO named U.S. General Bantz Craddock, the soldier who oversees the controversial Guantanamo prison for terror suspects, as its top commander of operations on Friday, replacing outgoing U.S. General James Jones. Craddock, chief of U.S. Southern Command, was proposed by President George W. Bush as Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), the alliance said. "The NATO Defense Planning Committee, which takes this decision, agreed but also expressed to General...


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  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
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