Last week John Bellinger, the lawyer who drafted the legal framework for drone strikes under George W. Bush, accused the Obama administration of overusing drone strikes because of a reluctance to capture suspected terrorists.
As a fourth generation shrimper and an environmental activist on the Texas gulf coast, I have gone on hunger fasts to protect the seas that my community of fishermen depend upon.
PENTAGON — In the past two weeks, the number of detainees on hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility has grown to 100 - more than half of the 166 men being held there.
As the prison-wide hunger strike continues at Guantánamo, the danger — following President Obama’s news conference last week, when he finally deigned to talk about Guantánamo — is that the mainstream media will think, as they did in 2009, that merely talking about the prison in a critical manner is equivalent to closing it.
A lawyer for Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, the first Guantanamo Bay detainee tried in a U.S. civilian court, asked a federal appeals court in New York to overturn his 2010 conviction for helping bomb U.S. Embassies in 1998.
Prison's status remains a conundrum both for the detainees' sense of justice and for legal and moral authority of US.
William Hague is considering making a public plea for the release of Shaker Aamer, the only British resident still being held in the Guantánamo Bay prison camp.
As the prison-wide hunger strike continues at Guantánamo, having reached the three-month mark on Sunday, it is more important than ever that the voices of the prisoners continue to be heard, to maintain the pressure on the Obama administration to act.
Discourses surrounding the ‘war on terror’ have proved useful in China’s concerted efforts to deny the rights of the Uyghur population, who faced yet another deadly attack on 23 April
High in the mountains of Afghanistan many moons before 9/11, Osama Bin Laden told the British journalist Robert Fisk exactly what he sought to achieve through his murderous crusade against Uncle Sam.
It was late last Friday afternoon when Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun, also known as "Spin Ghul", was led into an imposing federal courtroom in Brooklyn for his first public court appearance.
Although government promised as much as possible would be made public, no date has yet been fixed for publication
“A nonpartisan, independent review of interrogation and detention programs in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks concludes that ‘it is indisputable that the United States engaged in the practice of torture’ and that the nation’s highest officials bore ultimate responsibility for it.”
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