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4 hrs ago | News Max

Pressure Mounts to Close Crumbling Gitmo

Pressure to close down the prison at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station, or "Gitmo," is mounting - the only problem is, what to do with the prisoners? While President Barack Obama pledged to shut the rapidly aging and deteriorating prison down, and even signed an executive order in 2009 to do so within one year, Gitmo remains open, housing 149 prisoners, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, US Military Prisons, US News, Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, US Politics, Barack Obama

7 hrs ago | JD Journal

Defense Attorney for Accused 9/11 Terror Attack Leader Resigns

Summary : Major Jason Wright, defense attorney for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, accused of being one of the main players in the September 11 terror attacks, has resigned, claiming the U.S. government left him with no other choice.

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11 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Uruguay says Guantanamo prisoner not imminent

The transfer of six men held at the Guantanamo Bay prison to Uruguay may not be imminent after all.

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22 hrs ago | Ekklesia Daily News

G4S Guantanamo contract 'breaches UK policy'

The government is being asked to take action against British firm G4S, after it emerged the company has won a A 71mllion contract to provide a range of 'base support' services at GuantA namo Bay.

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Related Topix: US Military Prisons, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Prison, Christian, Religion

Sun Aug 31, 2014

National Public Radio

Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

Jason Wright, seen here during his 15-month deployment to Iraq, served in the military for nine years before resigning last week.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

NewsBusters.org

MSNBC's Krystal Ball, Guest Blame ISIS Waterboarding on Abu Ghraib, Gitmo

MSNBC's Krystal Ball substituted for Ronan Farrow as host of his MSNBC show on Friday and remarked with a guest during a segment on the Islamic terror group ISIS that their reported waterboarding of their captives, including the late James Foley, can be blamed on the U.S. detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and what happened at Abu Ghraib in ... (more)

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The Independent

Lady al-Qa'ida: on the trail of the world's most wanted prisoner

Why would Isis offer to give up its captives in return for the release of a Pakistani serving an 86-year sentence in a Texas penitentiary? Andrew Buncombe goes on the trail of the mysterious Dr Aafia Siddiqui Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature.

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Christian Science Monitor

Islamic State steps up propaganda videos, beheading another captive

A photo from the Raqqa Media Center of the Islamic State group shows a fighter from the Islamic State, armed with a knife and an automatic weapon, next to captured Syrian army soldiers and officers, following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria.

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Daily Star

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The chilling video, which is titled "A Message in Blood", shows men wearing orange jumpsuits similar to those worn by inmates at the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison camp.

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Stars and Stripes

Case of Gitmo nurse who wouldn't force-feed may put policy on trial

In this file photo from Dec. 27, 2007, a corpsman checks a detainee's blood pressure at a detainee hospital adjacent to Guantanamo Bay's Camp Four.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Washington Post

Militants use Guantanamoa s orange jumpsuit in another execution

In this video released Thursday, a Kurdish Iraqi persh merga soldier is shown in an orange jumpsuit before Islamic State militants executed him.

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Daily Times

US moves prisoners from Afghanistan to Pakistan, Yemen : August 28, 2014,

WASHINGTON The United States has moved 11 new prisoners out of a military prison near the Afghan capital, the Pentagon said, as the Obama administration seeks to shut down a controversial detainee programme in Afghanistan ahead of its troop withdrawal.

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Real Clear Politics

Terrorism as Theater

The beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq was much more than an altogether gruesome and tragic affair: rather, it was a very sophisticated and professional film production deliberately punctuated with powerful symbols.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Fire Dog Lake

Navy Nurse Who Refused Order to Force-Feed Hunger Striking Guantanamo Prisoners May Face Discipline

The first and only officer on the medical staff at Guantanamo Bay to conscientiously object to force-feeding prisoners on hunger strike has reportedly had his assignment ended.

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Common Dreams

Shaker Aamer 'Beaten' in Latest Guantanamo Crackdown...

British resident Shaker Aamer has reportedly been beaten at Guantanamo Bay, in evidence of a new crackdown on prisoners protesting their detention without charge.

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Politico

U.S. sends two prisoners to Yemen from Afghanistan

The U.S. Government on Monday ended what appears to have been a four-year-long hiatus in the transfer of prisoners to Yemen, moving two men there from Afghanistan in what could be a precursor for releases of dozens of Yemenis held at Guantanamo Bay.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Post-Journal, Jamestown New York

Former Chief Prosecutor Speaks On Policy Opposition

Davis, the former chief prosecutor for the Military Commissions of Guantanamo Bay and the keynote speaker during Tuesday afternoon's eighth annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs, spoke on his objection of torture and waterboarding, specifically the government's use of evidence received through torture.

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Alabama Live

Guantanamo nurse reassigned after refusing to force-feed hunger striking prisoners

The U.S. Navy has cut short a nurse's assignment at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after he refused to force-feed prisoners on hunger strikes there.

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Foreign Policy

Lady al Qaeda: The World's Most Wanted Woman

The Taliban wanted to trade Bergdahl for her. The Islamic State offered to swap Foley.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

News Max

Security Analyst: ISIS Using Steven Sotloff as Human Shield

Journalist Steven Sotloff, who is being held captive by the Islamic State, the same group that beheaded journalist James Foley, is being used as a human shield, says Matthew VanDyke, a friend of Sotloff's and Foley's who was also a POW under Moammar Gadhafi in Libya.

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