Saturday, December 9, 2023

Topic: Guantanamo Bay

UN expert urges US to apologise for Guantanamo abuses

A United Nations expert has called on the United States to apologise for the torture of Guantanamo Bay prisoners, to ensure accountability for brutal human rights abuses, and to close down the US-run detention facility in Cuba.

Guantanamo: Muslim man freed after 19 years without trial

Saifullah Paracha, the oldest inmate at the United States-run Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba has been released to his home country Pakistan after nearly 20 years of detention without trial.

Bush war crimes, Guantánamo in spotlight at Ketanji Brown Jackson hearings

BRETT WILKINS US Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson on Tuesday deflected attacks from Republican senators who questioned her work as a defense attorney for Guantánamo...

Close the Prison at Guantánamo Now: Ilhan Omar

Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar wrote in a new op-ed that Tuesday—the 20th anniversary of the opening of the U.S. offshore prison at the Guantánamo Bay...

Rights experts condemn ‘unrelenting human rights violations’ at Guantánamo

The detention camp, sited within a US naval base on the island, was set up in 2002 to house prisoners captured in Afghanistan, and at its peak housed some 780 people, most of whom were detained without trial.

Close Guantánamo jail —Now

Farrah Hassen I was a college student on 9/11. The ensuing "War on Terror," anchored by the bombing and U.S. occupation of Afghanistan, has been with...