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#Guantánamo Bay

From TheJournal.ie Trial date set for alleged mastermind of 9/11 terror attacks Guantánamo Bay

Trial date set for alleged mastermind of 9/11 terror attacks

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others in Guantanamo Bay prison camp will go on trial in January 2021.

From TheJournal.ie Guantanamo 'prepared' for new inmates: US admiral Guantánamo Bay

Guantanamo 'prepared' for new inmates: US admiral

Obama had tried to shut down the detention centre.

From TheJournal.ie Final acts as President: Obama moves 10 prisoners from Guantanamo to Oman Guantánamo Bay

Final acts as President: Obama moves 10 prisoners from Guantanamo to Oman

The nationality of the ten inmates are unconfirmed.

From TheJournal.ie White House to transfer prisoners out of Guantanamo despite Trump's demands Legal Limbo

White House to transfer prisoners out of Guantanamo despite Trump's demands

Trump has vowed to “load (Guantanamo) up with some bad dudes” .

From TheJournal.ie 15 detainees transferred out of Guantanamo Bay as Obama seeks to close facility Transfers

15 detainees transferred out of Guantanamo Bay as Obama seeks to close facility

Once transferred, former inmates are usually freed subject to supervision and undergoing rehabilitation programs.

From TheJournal.ie Barack Obama is really trying to close Guantanamo Bay prison War On Terrorism

Barack Obama is really trying to close Guantanamo Bay prison

“This is about closing a chapter in history,” the US President said today.

From TheJournal.ie The accused '9/11 Five' remain in Guantanamo and probably won't ever get a real trial Al Qaeda

The accused '9/11 Five' remain in Guantanamo and probably won't ever get a real trial

Attempts to put them on trial in New York for the terrorist attacks backfired.

From TheJournal.ie Man held at Guantánamo Bay for 13 years in case of mistaken identity Afghanistan

Man held at Guantánamo Bay for 13 years in case of mistaken identity

Mustafa al-Aziz al-Shamiri has been detained at the camp without charge.

From TheJournal.ie Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats Put That Away

Guantánamo lawyers banned from bringing detainees fast food and treats

One lawyer called the move “Petty and nasty.”

From TheJournal.ie Mohamedou says he's locked up, tortured, and fighting for justice Guantánamo Diary

Mohamedou says he's locked up, tortured, and fighting for justice

His book is the first written and released by a Guantánamo detainee.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: What my years as a military defence lawyer in Guantánamo forced me to see Torture

Opinion: What my years as a military defence lawyer in Guantánamo forced me to see

Guantánamo Bay has just marked its thirteen anniversary; its legacy is as shameful as it is horrifying.

From TheJournal.ie Tortured: ‘They called a doctor to check if they could continue without killing me’ Torture

Tortured: ‘They called a doctor to check if they could continue without killing me’

Torture survivor Juan Mendez looks back at his harrowing experience, and the challenges facing the global fight against torture, in his role as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture.

From TheJournal.ie "I would still be in that black hole" - Guantanamo inmates taste freedom after a decade Long Walk To Freedom

"I would still be in that black hole" - Guantanamo inmates taste freedom after a decade

Uruguay has agreed to take six former prisoners.

From TheJournal.ie Poland found to be complicit in US torture programme Human Rights

Poland found to be complicit in US torture programme

The ruling makes Poland the first EU member state to be held to account for involvement in the CIA’s rendition programme.

From TheJournal.ie Only US soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan freed after five years Prisoner Of War

Only US soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan freed after five years

Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was freed in exchange for the release of five Afghan prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The abuse a US President – and the world – chooses to ignore Opinion

Column: The abuse a US President – and the world – chooses to ignore

In January 2009, Barack Obama signed an executive order to close the notorious detention centre at Guantánamo Bay. Five years on, detainees remain uncharged and subjected to waterboarding, prolonged isolation and force feeding.

From TheJournal.ie US releases three ethnic Muslims from China held in Guantanamo Bay Guantánamo Bay

US releases three ethnic Muslims from China held in Guantanamo Bay

The three men were sent to Slovakia as a ban remains in place on transferring any inmates to the US for any reason.

From TheJournal.ie US court takes up appeal on Gitmo force-feeding Guantánamo Bay

US court takes up appeal on Gitmo force-feeding

Three Guantanamo detainees want force-feeding banned as they say it is ‘inhumane’.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why is Guantanamo Bay still open? Opinion

Column: Why is Guantanamo Bay still open?

Detainees eligible for release from Guantanamo Bay are caught in limbo: the US won’t accept them and foreign countries are reluctant to take in refugees who have been incarcerated with terrorists, writes Scott Fitzsimmons.

From TheJournal.ie The most popular book among Guantanamo inmates is '50 Shades of Grey' Not The Koran

The most popular book among Guantanamo inmates is '50 Shades of Grey'

Rather than the Koran the most requested book by Camp Seven detainees – some of the most high-value prisoners – is the hit EL James erotic novel.

From TheJournal.ie 150 doctors write to Obama offering services to Guantánamo hunger strikers Guantánamo Bay

150 doctors write to Obama offering services to Guantánamo hunger strikers

The more than 100 detainees on hunger strike at the detention facility have said that they do not trust military doctors who engaged in painful force-feeding.

From TheJournal.ie Group to protest Irish government 'silence' on Guantanamo Bay Dáil Éireann

Group to protest Irish government 'silence' on Guantanamo Bay

Current two-thirds of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are on a hunger strike.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie Obama: Chemical weapons used in Syria, but we don't know who used them Syria

Obama: Chemical weapons used in Syria, but we don't know who used them

Obama said there was no evidence to indicate when, who and how chemical weapons were used in Syria as he spoke to the media about Guantanamo Bay and Russian relations earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie Hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay prison enters seventh week Guantánamo

Hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay prison enters seventh week

26 low-risk detainees are now refusing food – more than twice the number from a week ago – in protest at conditions.

From TheJournal.ie Former CIA agent gets 30 months' jail for naming colleague CIA

Former CIA agent gets 30 months' jail for naming colleague

John Kiriakou told a journalist the name of a colleague who was involved in torturing suspected al-Qaeda members.

From TheJournal.ie 'Legal violations' caused by US military and CIA use of Shannon Airport outlined in new booklet Shannon Airport

'Legal violations' caused by US military and CIA use of Shannon Airport outlined in new booklet

Irish peace groups have outlined the “aviation, human rights, and international humanitarian law” which are being violated by the use of the airport by foreign military.

From TheJournal.ie Group to hold anti-war protest outside Dáil Protest

Group to hold anti-war protest outside Dáil

The Irish Anti War Movement is calling for an end to US military flights out of Shannon Airport.

From TheJournal.ie Khalid Sheikh Mohammed appears on 2,976 murder charges over 9/11 9/11

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed appears on 2,976 murder charges over 9/11

Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators appeared in public for the first time in more than three years today.

From TheJournal.ie Accused 9/11 mastermind to face trial over attacks 9/11 Attacks This post contains videos

Accused 9/11 mastermind to face trial over attacks

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed could face the death penalty along with four others if convicted.

From TheJournal.ie Italian court releases former Guantanamo detainee Guantánamo

Italian court releases former Guantanamo detainee

The Tunisian had spent eight years in the Cuban facility before Italy accepted him into the country two years ago.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie Guantanamo 10 years on: hopes for closure fade, detainees remain in limbo Guantánamo This post contains videos

Guantanamo 10 years on: hopes for closure fade, detainees remain in limbo

The notorious detention centre has now been open for ten years and, with indefinite military detention now enshrined in US law, hope is fading that it will be closed down as pledged.

From TheJournal.ie Each Guantánamo prisoner costs $800k a year to keep Guantánamo

Each Guantánamo prisoner costs $800k a year to keep

The price of keeping a prisoner at the notorious detention centre is more than 30 times the cost of imprisoning a person in the United States mainland.

From TheJournal.ie US re-files charges against man accused of masterminding 9/11 attack Guantánamo

US re-files charges against man accused of masterminding 9/11 attack

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is one of five people the US is bringing terrorism and murder charges against under revamped trial processes at Guantanamo Bay.

From TheJournal.ie Al-Qaeda operative worked for MI6, according to Guantánamo files Triple Agent

Al-Qaeda operative worked for MI6, according to Guantánamo files

A man accused of bombing churches and a hotel in Pakistan was working for MI6 at the time the attacks took place.

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Easter Monday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Easter Monday

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.

From TheJournal.ie Leaked Guantánamo files reveal Casio watch as sign of al-Qaeda training Guantánamo Bay

Leaked Guantánamo files reveal Casio watch as sign of al-Qaeda training

Documents about the US’s military prison published by the New York Times show how al-Qaeda issued Casio watches.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Easter Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Easter Monday

Nine things you need to know at 9am: A week of teachers’ conferences begins, Brendan Smyth to be exhumed, and how the Irish aren’t so glum after all…

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