A military judge held a secret war court session Saturday on defense lawyers’ efforts to uncover evidence of what the CIA did to the alleged USS Cole bomber during years in the agency’s clandestine overseas prison network.
After the disclosure of the NSA spy programmes in recent weeks and the ongoing trial of Bradley Manning, the treatment of whistleblowers is in the public eye. As the manhunt for Edward Snowden continues, Indrani Balaratnam speaks to Matthew Diaz, a 2005 Guantanamo Bay whistleblower.
Cageprisoners welcomes the latest announcement by Barack Obama on his pledge to close Guantanamo Bay, but are his words enough?
At the Military Commissions on 04 Feburary 2013, Judge James Pohl (the US Military Commissions judge) made a distinction between the two topics that have been central to this week’s debates in the 9/11 trials – the secret censorship of the audio from the court to the public gallery and the eavesdropping of defence lawyers – client communications.
The Military Commission is founded on these three core values – fairness, transparency and justice. The Commission was set up in 2001 to try foreign terrorism suspects when it was decided their cases could not be tried in federal courts in the interest of national security.
Moazzam Begg speaks candidly on Canadian Radio CBC about Omar Khadr who he first met as a severely wounded child in Bagram prison
In this episode, Moazzam Begg discusses the case of Fayiz al-Kandari, one of the last two Kuwaitis left at Guantanamo. Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Bogucki and Lt. Col. Barry Wingard, the military defense lawyers for Fayiz al-Kandari, join Moazzam in the studio.
Guantánamo briefly emerged from the shadows on Wednesday, when Majid Khan, a Pakistani national described as one of 14 “high-value detainees” when he arrived at Guantánamo in September 2006, after three and a half years in secret CIA prisons, appeared in public for the first time since his capture almost nine years ago.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was born in Kuwaiti in either 1964 or 65. His family is originally from Baluchistan, Pakistan. He is an uncle of Ramzi Yousef.
Andy Worthington on the shame and disappointment of the Obama administration's retreat from federal court trials for the 9/11 accused.
Andy Worthington on President Obama's distressing decision to endorse indefinite detention at Guantanamo - and to revive military trials.
You Don’t Like the Truth – 4 Days Inside Guantanamo is a stunning documentary based on security camera footage from an encounter in Guantanamo Bay between a team of Canadian intelligence agents and Canadian citizen Omar Khadr, then a 16-year-old detainee.
Andy Worthington on the Obama administration's distressing lack of logic regarding the disposition of Guantanamo prisoners.
Andy Worthington on what lies behind the plea deal of Guantanamo prisoner Noor Uthman Muhammed in his Military Commission trial.
Andy Worthington laments the return of the Military Commissions at Guantanamo, and tells the stories of the men facing trials.
Andy Worthington explains why new legislation endorsing indefinite detention for "War on Terror" prisoners is a bad idea.
Andy Worthington on the troubling and unprincipled Republican response to the verdict in the trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani.
This is the eighth part of an exclusive nine-part series telling the stories of all 174 prisoners in Guantanamo.
Andy Worthington's epitaph for US justice, following the 40-year sentence given to Omar Khadr by his military jury.
Teaching Poetry to Prisoners – with Talha Ahsan’s Poetry Tutor Pat Winslow & Mike Marqusee
Response to the government report: "Tackling extremism in the UK"
Extradition and Guantanamos at home : Injustice & Talha Ahsan
Forgotten Women of the "war on terror"
More Syria-related police raids but no evidence of threat to UK
The prevent strategy: a cradle to grave police-state
Julian Assange: 'it's not just the Muslims'
CAGE releases new report on government counter-terorrism excesses
CAGE letter published in Evening Standard newspaper
Citizenship: a right or a privilege?
One after the other: Niqab, segregation and now the cartoon controversy