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ISLAMABAD: Many prisoners at the infamous Guantánamo Bay’s US detention center were unaware of the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden but the US investigators used to ask about the possible location of the al-Qaeda chief.

Wednesday, 07 March 2012 16:40

16% of Guantanamo detainees reoffend

 

WASHINGTON - The office of director of national intelligence said Monday that far fewer detainees released from Guantanamo Bay rejoined terrorist activities than previously reported.

In 2005, 16-year old Amatur-Rahman was already being monitored by FBI agents in the US, seemingly due to her increasing interest in her faith. 

British journalist Andy Worthington, the author of "The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison," has been documenting the array of human rights abuses at Guantanamo for over six years now, after he personally became angry that the US government would not say who they were holding at Guantanamo. 

Yassine Ferchichi is a Tunisian national who faced persecution in his country of origin because of his religious practice. Fearing for his life, he eventually fled Tunisia after he was tortured by the security forces in 2005. 

March 05, 2012 - INTERNAL EMAILS in a major global intelligence firm, published by WikiLeaks, suggest that Osama bin Laden’s body may have been brought to America after he was killed by US Navy Seals.

The Pentagon is reportedly deliberating over putting elite troops and Special Forces in Afghanistan under CIA control. 

Tuesday, 06 March 2012 11:40

Guantanamo Bay court surprises observers

Guantanamo Bay - The military tribunals held at this isolated US outpost have been lambasted as kangaroo courts, heavily weighted in favour of the prosecution. But most of the convictions so far have led to lighter than expected sentences.

Pakistan will renegotiate a set of agreements with the US as part of a wider shift of policy resulting from CIA assassination drone strikes on its soil, Press TV reports.

February 29, 2012 "RT" --  Just when you thought the government couldn’t ruin the First Amendment any further: The House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that outlaws protests in instances where some government officials are nearby, whether or not you even know it.

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