Guantanamo

Man Imprisoned at Guantánamo Since 2002 Sent Home

Sufyian Barhoumi Finally Returned to Algeria After Being Cleared for Transfer in 2016 The U.S. government made public today that Sufyian Barhoumi was sent home to Algeria, nearly twenty years after arriving at Guantánamo and six years after being cleared…

The True Adventure of a 19-year-old North American Fighting in the Cuban Revolution with Fidel Castro

Book Review: Wild Green Oranges, by Bob Baldock. (Clapton Press, London, 2021, 238 pages) By Roger D. Harris Wild Green Oranges describes how author Bob Baldock dropped out of college and was at loose ends in 1958. Then he became…

Rupture and Reckoning: 20 years of Guantánamo Anthology and Digital Art Exhibition Launch

For 20 years, the U.S. prison Guantánamo has been a synonym for horrendous crimes: enforced disappearances, torture, and detention without charge or trial. Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks from September to the opening of Guantánamo in January, we and…

Jodie Foster said …

Tuesday night at the Golden Globes the Best Actress award went to Jodie Foster. She used the opportunity to talk about the importance of the film The Mauritanian, in which she plays attorney Nancy Hollander, and to raise up the…

Open Guantanamo!

By David Swanson Antes des morirme quiero echar mis versos del alma. Open Guantanamo to human rights inspectors. Open its files to the public. Subpoena the witnesses to its horrors. Open the courts to its prisoners and try them or…

Guantánamo Bay: 14 years of injustice

Guantánamo Bay detention centre – a symbol of torture, rendition and indefinite detention without charge or trial – has entered its 15th year of existence. Immediately after his election as president in 2009, Barack Obama promised that he would close…

Guantánamo Prisoner Vows to Continue to Hunger Strike

A group of Guantánamo prisoners are vowing to continue their hunger strike against indefinite detention and prison conditions. The U.S. military stopped releasing data on the hunger strike last month after its tally of participants dropped to 19. But in an article…

USA: Authorities must end indefinite detention in Guantánamo as hunger strike grows

The US authorities must urgently end indefinite detention at Guantánamo Bay, Amnesty International said today after it was confirmed that more than half the detainees are now on hunger strike. As of 21 April, 84 of the 166 detainees held…

The Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment

Guantanamo prisoners continue their hunger strike while clashes go on at the Guantanamo Bay jail as inmates protest against indefinite detentions – for some over eleven years! A damming report has now been released and hit the headlines of news…

UN human rights chief urges US to close Guantánamo detention centre

The United Nations human rights chief today urged all branches of the United States Government to work together to close the Guantánamo detention centre, stressing that the indefinite incarceration of detainees is a clear breach of international law. “I am…