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Wheels of Justice Barely Turn at U.S.’s Guantanamo Prison

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Oct 16 – War crimes trials at Guantanamo Bay for suspects accused of attacks against the United States have ground to a near halt a decade after the military courts’ creation, with lawyers warning that some detainees could spend many more years waiting to be tried. Despite President Barack Obama’s early

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Guantanamo: The Outcasts

The UAE has recently welcomed a batch of Guantanamo Bay detainees, again! BY Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla In the largest operation of its kind, the United States deported 15 Guantanamo inmates—12 Yemenis and three Afghanis—to the UAE last week. The sudden news caught the public’s attention, not because the inmates were being deported to the UAE, but

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U.S. To Transfer Yemeni, Tajik Guantanamo Inmates to Serbia

WASHINGTON, July 11 – Two inmates from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are being transferred to Serbia, leaving 76 detainees at the facility, the U.S. government said on Monday. The Department of Defense announced the transfer of Yemeni national Mansur Ahmad Saad al-Dayfi and Tajik national Muhammadi Davlatov. It is the first

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Guantanamo, Rights Issues in Defense Bill Divide U.S. Congress

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, May 18 – The top Democrat on the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee announced his opposition on Wednesday to the 2017 defense authorization bill, underscoring the partisan divide over the $602 billion defense policy measure. Representative Adam Smith said changes in the bill this week by Republicans, who control

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Guantanamo Shrinking but Obama Goal of Closing Prison Still Elusive

By Matt Spetalnick GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, April 21 – Observed from behind a one-way mirror and heavy chain-link fence, a handful of bearded detainees in baggy t-shirts mill around inside a communal cellblock at the Guantanamo Bay military prison, vastly outnumbered by U.S. troops guarding them. This is the shrinking world of

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U.S. Sends 9 Yemeni Prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to Saudi Arabia

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, April 17  – The United States on Saturday transferred nine Yemeni men to Saudi Arabia from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo, including an inmate who had been on a hunger strike since 2007, under a long-sought diplomatic deal between Washington and Riyadh, U.S. officials said. The transfer, which took place just

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Ten Yemeni Guantanamo Detainees Arrive in Oman

MUSCAT, Jan 14 – Ten Yemenis released by the United States from prison in Guantanamo Bay have arrived in Oman, the Gulf monarchy’s state news agency reported on Thursday, citing an official of its foreign ministry. The men will remain in Oman for humanitarian reasons until their transfer back to Yemen, which is gripped by

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Freed Guantanamo Detainees Seek Peace and Quiet in Ghana

By Kwasi Kpodo ACCRA, Jan 11 – Two Yemenis transferred to Ghana after their release from the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba said on Monday they hoped to live peacefully and rebuild their lives in the West African country. Mahmud Umar Muhammad Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih al-Dhuby were held in Guantanamo

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