Judge orders release of young Gitmo detainee

First the ACLU press release – which focuses on legal precedent and their victory in winning the case. Then, excerpt from a Washington Post story which notes that the detainee may have been as young as 12 years old when he was detained. an ACLU press release: Judge Orders Release Of Guantánamo Detainee Mohammed Jawad […]

Mass Beatings at Gitmo Under Obama

from DemocracyNow.org Lawyer: Gitmo Conditions Deteriorating A military attorney for a Guantanamo Bay prisoner is claiming prison conditions have worsened since President Obama took office. Lieutenant Colonel Yvonne Bradley told the Guardian of London at least fifty hunger-striking prisoners have been forced-fed while strapped to chairs and beaten if they resist. At least twenty prisoners […]

Democracy Now! | Despite Celebrated Orders Closing Gitmo and Banning Torture, Has Obama Kept Rendition Intact?

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EUROPE: HELP CLOSE GUANTÁNAMO: Offer Humanitarian Protection to Detainees Who Risk Torture or Persecution at Home

from Amnesty International USA: A coalition of human rights organizations today called on EU foreign ministers meeting in Brussels next week to help close the Guantánamo Bay prison by offering humanitarian protection to detainees who risk torture or persecution at home.

Failed US Torture Policy killed 3000 US soldiers

from I’m Still Tortured by What I Saw in Iraq I learned in Iraq that the No. 1 reason foreign fighters flocked there to fight were the abuses carried out at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. Our policy of torture was directly and swiftly recruiting fighters for al-Qaeda in Iraq. The large majority of suicide bombings […]

A Guatanamo/Gitmo update: Still a need for justice

(full story at Yahoo News here) US drops charges against 5 Guantanamo prisoners By ANDREW O. SELSKY, Associated Press Writer Andrew O. Selsky SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The Pentagon said Tuesday it has dropped war-crimes charges against five Guantanamo Bay detainees after the former prosecutor in their cases complained that the military was withholding […]

APA Approves Measure Banning Psychologists from Interrogations

from Democracy Now! JUAN GONZALEZ: The American Psychological Association has approved a landmark measure banning members from taking part in interrogations of prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay, Iraq, Afghanistan and all of the secret CIA black sites. Nearly 60 percent of members voted in favor of the referendum in the largest turnout for an APA […]

Fri. Jan. 11, 2008: Wear orange to protest torture

Sorry we had not posted this sooner. It took us awhile to find more info. But, if it is Friday, morning, and you have not gotten dressed for work or school (or whatever) yet, please put on some orange! http://www.aclu.org/safefree/detention/closeguantanamo.html JANUARY 11, 2008, is the six-year anniversary of the first arrival of prisoners at Guantánamo […]

Supreme Court and Guatanamo

Supreme Court to hear Guantanamo cases By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer From Yahoo News… Post dated for blog organization WASHINGTON – The Bush administration is back at the Supreme Court to defend its indefinite detentions of foreign terrorism suspects at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Some men have been held there […]