Guards clashed Saturday with prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay prison as the military sought to move hunger strikers out of a communal section of the detention center on the U.S. base in Cuba, officials said.
A dispute over whether a defendant must be present during a military tribunal brought proceedings to a halt Tuesday in the case of a Guantanamo prisoner accused in the attack on the Navy destroyer the USS Cole.
A U.S. military judge is considering broad security rules for the war crimes tribunal of five Guantanamo prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks, including measures to prevent the accused from publicly revealing what happened to them in the CIA's secret network of overseas prisons.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who died in an apparent suicide had twice before tried to kill himself at the U.S. base in Cuba and had a long-term mental illness that predated his time in custody, his lawyer said Thursday.
By Ben Fox, The Associated Press
, May 19, 2011
The U.S. government announced Sunday it would prosecute the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to face a civilian trial without its star witness because appealing a judge's ruling excluding him could cause significant delay and inconvenience other witnesses and victims.
STANDISH, Mich. (AP) — Opponents dominated a public meeting Thursday on moving terrorism suspects from Guantanamo Bay to a prison in this small town, many accusing President Barack Obama of making Michigan a target for killer jihadists.
Under heavy guard, a Guantanamo Bay detainee walked into a civilian U.S. courtroom for the first time Tuesday, underscoring the Obama administration’s determination to close the Cuban prison and hold trials here despite Republican alarms about bringing terror suspects to America.
By Devlin Barrett, The Associated Press
, June 10, 2009
It’s unlikely that the United States will ever live down the shame of torture during the Bush-Cheney administration.
It’s history now, and all the piety and wit of those former U.S. officials responsible for this horrendous chapter cannot wipe out a word of it.
, March 26, 2009
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