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National Public Radio
House OKs Wide-Ranging Defense Authorization Bill
A compromise defense bill is making its way through Congress. The authorization measure deals with everything from sexual assault in the military to the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to operations in Afghanistan.
Thu Dec 12, 2013
Bill eases Guantanamo transfers
The House voted Thursday to ease restrictions on transferring detainees at Guantanamo Bay to foreign countries as part of a yearly defense policy bill that will be considered by the Senate next week.
Behind the story of No Good Deed with M.P. McDonald
Prior to writing her Mark Taylor thriller series, M. P. McDonald didn't think of herself as a writer.
The Huffington Post
The General Who Opened Gitmo Says It Should Be Shut Down
The U.S. general who opened the Guantanamo detention camp said Thursday it was a mistake and should be shut down because "it validates every negative perception of the United States."
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Stars and Stripes
Half of Guantanamo prisoners could be transferred under defense bill
Half the 162 detainees currently held at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, could be released to a third country under a bill expected to pass Congress this month, a Senate Armed Services Committee source said Tuesday.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
The Burlington Free Press
A uniquely tainted prison that won't go away
Near the end of his talk Tuesday night about the U.S. prison in Guantanamo, Cuba, David Sleigh called his experience of trying to represent inmates there "one of the most frustrating experiences I've ever had, and I came back from the island this last time unbelievably depressed."
US Military Retracts Comment About Guantanamo Guards With PTSD:...
A commander's statement to "60 Minutes" about the extent that Guantanamo Bay prison guards are suffering from PTSD proved to be unsupported.
UN rights experts concerned about fate of Guant namo detainee transferred to Algeria
"We are deeply concerned that the life of Mr. Ameziane could be in danger in Algeria," said the Special Rapporteurs on torture, Juan E. Mendez, and on human rights and counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson.
Obese Guantanamo inmate loses court fight on care
A federal court has declined to get involved in a dispute over medical care for an obese prisoner in declining health at the Guantanamo Bay detention center.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Doctors say medical transfer provision necessary in Defense bill
Congress is currently debating the FY2014 National Defense Authorization Act , annual legislation that sets spending levels for most Department of Defense operations.
Judges question need for Gitmo genital searches
"That's rather provocative and offensive, isn't it?" Judge Thomas Griffith asked a government lawyer at a hearing of a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Judges Question Need For Guantanamo Genital Searches
Federal appeals court judges Monday questioned whether the government has gone too far by searching the genital areas of Guantanamo detainees who want to meet with their lawyers.
US accountability for post-9/11 human rights abuses
December is Human Rights month and the 10th of December is Human Rights Day. What better time for President Obama to fulfill his promise of actually closing Guantanamo Bay and to initiate an investigation of violations of human rights by the US government post-9/11? The UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment ... (more)
Vt. lawyer to talk about Guantanamo client
A well-known lawyer based in St. Johnsbury travels across Vermont to Burlington this week to talk about representing a client who is imprisoned at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
The Miami Herald
Military retracts Guant namo PTSD claim
There are no statistics that support the claim of twice the number of troops diagnosed with PTSD.
Guantanamo inmate gets encouragement from U.K. government
A British resident locked up at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was heartened by a letter from Foreign Secretary William Hague , a prisoner rights activist said.
Crooks and Liars
Gitmo Inmates 'Involuntarily' Released to Algeria
Two Guantanamo Bay detainees were repatriated to Algeria on Thursday, a sign of the Obama administration's intensifying efforts to close the controversial detention center.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Kristen Stewart Looks Cute & Military Chic In New 'Camp X-Ray' Pic
No matter what Kristen wears, she always manages to look gorgeous and stylish - and now tough! In the latest pic from the set of her upcoming film 'Camp X-Ray,' the actress was all smiles posing next to co-star Tara Holt.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
US Military Goes Silent on Guantanamo Hunger Strike Numbers
The Guantanamo Bay detention camp has changed its protocol. Undeterred by criticism about transparency and humans rights violations, officials at the camp will no longer disclose information about detainees on hunger strike.
The Daily Beast
Gitmo Inmates Released to AlgeriaThey protested repatriation fearing reprisals.
In a brief statement less than an hour after the passing of former South African President Nelson Mandela was announced, President Obama called the legendary dissident "influential, courageous, and profoundly good," noting that "he achieved more than could be expected from any man."