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Activists Rally to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison

Added: 11.01.2018 23:00 | 3 views | 0 comments

16 years after the opening of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, activists rally demanding its closure. Meanwhile, 11 prisoners still held there filed a legal challenge Thursday against the Trump administration over their detention. (Jan. 11)


Guantanamo prisoners challenge no-release policy under Trump

Added: 11.01.2018 18:01 | 1 views | 0 comments

MIAMI (AP) — Eleven prisoners held at the Guantanamo Bay detention are challenging an apparent policy of no releases under President Donald Trump. A legal challenge filed in federal court in Washington argues the policy amounts to "perpetual detention" that violates the Constitution and acts of Congress establishing the rights of the men held at ...]

'Me Too': Groin searches at Gitmo are sexual harassment, 9/11 plotters say

Added: 10.01.2018 8:30 | 1 views | 0 comments

Guantanamo detainees linked to the 9/11 attacks have accused the prison's guard force of sexual harassment for conducting so-called “groin searches.”


Former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle arrested in Canada on 15 charges including sexual assault 

Added: 04.01.2018 15:07 | 1 views | 0 comments

A Canadian man who was held captive by the Taliban for five years appeared in court on Wednesday to face 15 charges including sexual assault. Joshua Boyle, 34, was freed in October along with his American wife Caitlan and their three children, all of whom were born in captivity. The couple, who married in 2011, was seized while backpacking through Afghanistan in 2012. They were then transferred to be held hostage by the Haqqani Network, a militant Islamist group believed to have the support of elements of Pakistan’s security forces. On his release Mr Boyle was initially reluctant to board the flight out of Pakistan, refusing to board a US military plane and saying his conversion to Islam and long-standing support for freed Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr would make him a target for US officials. He was briefly married to Khadr’s sister. But he was convinced to fly to Canada, and, after a short period living with his parents in the small town of Smiths Falls, 50 miles south of Ottawa, the family settled in the Canadian capital. On December 19 they were photographed meeting Justin Trudeau, the prime minister. “Today was a wonderful experience for my family,” the Boyle family twitter account said, which describes the pair as: "Joshua and Caitlan Boyle; freelance do-gooders, hostages extraordinaire, lovers of fine cheese." They posted photos of their daughter on Mr Trudeau’s lap. “Ma'idah Grace Makepeace seemed truly enamoured.” Today was a wonderful experience for my family, and Ma'idah Grace Makepeace seemed truly enamoured. Incidentally, not our first meeting with @JustinTrudeau, that was '06 in Toronto over other common interests, haha.— The Boyle Family (@BoylesVsWorld) December 19, 2017 Mr Boyle has said that a baby born to Mrs Boyle was killed in infancy by the Taliban. The Taliban spokesman has said that the child died of natural causes. Mr Boyle said he raised the issue of their dead child with the prime minister. “We were able to discuss #MartyrBoyle and the #HaqqaniNetwork in further detail.” He also posted photos of his two sons in the prime minister’s office. “Dhakwœn Noah posing, but Najæshi Jonah just wanted to rearrange the furniture.” Mr Boyle was arrested on New Year’s Day, accused of crimes committed between October 14 and December 30. The victims were two unnamed women. He faces eight counts of assault, two counts of sexual assault and two counts of unlawful confinement, as well as one each of misleading police to "divert suspicion from himself," uttering a death threat, and administering a noxious substance, the anti-depressant Trazodone. During his brief court appearance on Wednesday, via videolink, Mr Boyle could be seen wearing an orange shirt at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre, where he has been held since his arrest. A bail hearing was scheduled for Monday. Eric Granger, one of Mr Boyle’s lawyers, said his client was "presumed innocent" and had never been in any form of legal trouble before. "We look forward to receiving the evidence and defending him against these charges," he said. Mrs Boyle would not comment on the specific charges, but in a statement to The Toronto Star said: "I can say that ultimately it is the strain and trauma he was forced to endure for so many years and the effects that that had on his mental state that is most culpable for this". She added "with compassion and forgiveness” that “I hope help and healing can be found for him." Mrs Boyle added that she and the children were healthy.

Controversey Over Guantanamo Prisoner's Art

Added: 01.01.2018 21:42 | 1 views | 0 comments

An art show at New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice of work done by accused terrorist captives at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba has led to a Pentagon crackdown. One inmate's lawyers say their client's artwork is evidence of torture.

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Lawyers For Guantanamo Bay Prisoners Will Be Allowed To See Where They're Held

Added: 27.12.2017 21:33 | 1 views | 0 comments

Only 41 "war on terror" captives remain at the prison camps on the U.S. navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Roughly a third of them are being held there at Camp 7, a lockup so secret that its very location is classified. Known as "high value detainees." they all underwent brutal interrogations in secret CIA prisons elsewhere. Now a military judge is letting some of their lawyers visit Camp 7 for the first, and possibly only, time.

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Trump spends Christmas Eve calling troops, golfing and tweeting

Added: 25.12.2017 0:02 | 5 views | 0 comments

The president said, “Merry Christmas” to troops located in Kuwait, Qatar and Guantanamo Bay.

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Trump sends Christmas greetings to US troops abroad

Added: 24.12.2017 14:54 | 5 views | 0 comments

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is sending Christmas greetings to U.S. troops stationed around the world. From the Florida estate where Trump is spending the holidays, he spoke by video hook-up on Christmas Eve to members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, stationed in Qatar, Kuwait and Guantanamo ...]

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