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Torture Made 9/11 Defendant
Delusional, Psychotic: Panel
Sep 21, 2023 2:30 AM CDT
Torture Made 9/11 Defendant Delusional, Psychotic: Panel
Judge will rule on whether he can still stand trial
- A military medical panel has concluded that one of the five 9/11 defendants held at the Guantanamo Bay naval base has been rendered delusional and psychotic by the torture he underwent years ago while in CIA custody, the AP reports. The findings heighten uncertainty over whether Ramzi bin al-Shibh, who...
For USS Cole Victims' Families,
Justice Is a Long Time Coming
Aug 27, 2023 4:10 PM CDT
For USS Cole Victims' Families, Justice Is a Long Time Coming
17 Americans died in 2000; the trial has yet to begin
- Eleven months before the 9/11 attacks came al-Qaeda's attack on the USS Cole in the port of Aden, Yemen. Seventeen sailors died. It would be two years before Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri was arrested for allegedly organizing the bombing—and more than two decades later, his trial has yet to...
She Made a
Visit to Guantanamo
Jun 28, 2023 9:55 AM CDT
She Made a First-of-Its-Kind Visit to Guantanamo
Independent UN monitor was permitted to visit the detention center
- Since its 2002 opening, no UN human rights investigators had been permitted to visit Guantanamo Bay. That changed in February, when Irish law professor Fionnuala Ni Aolain was granted access—and what she found was "cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment." The UN special rapporteur spent four days at...
Gitmo Detainee Mentioned
in Pre-9/11 Memo Returned
to Saudi Arabia
Mar 9, 2023 8:12 AM CST
Gitmo Detainee Mentioned in Pre-9/11 Memo Returned to Saudi Arabia
Ghassan al-Sharbi was held for more than 20 years without trial
- The inmate population at Guantanamo Bay now stands at 31—down from 35 a few weeks ago—with the repatriation of a 48-year-old Saudi prisoner. Ghassan al-Sharbi was held at the base in Cuba for more than 20 years without trial. Al-Sharbi, who allegedly traveled to Afghanistan in August 2001...
Brothers Freed After
19 Years at Guantanamo Bay
Feb 24, 2023 4:19 AM CST
Brothers Freed After 19 Years at Guantanamo Bay
Pakistani brothers were never charged with a crime during years in US custody
- Two Pakistani brothers held by the United States at Guantanamo Bay military prison for two decades were freed by US officials and returned home on Friday, officials said. They will be reunited with their families after formal questioning by Pakistani authorities, according to security officials and a Pakistani senator. Pakistan...
Oct 30, 2022 9:15 AM CDT
Gitmo's Oldest Prisoner Goes Home
Saifullah Paracha, 75, was held for 2 decades though never charged
- Saifullah Paracha no longer has the distinction of being the oldest prisoner at Guantanamo Bay. The US has released the 75-year-old back to his native Pakistan, reports NBC News . The former businessman had been held for 20 years by the US on suspicion of ties to al-Qaeda leaders including...
Jan. 6 Defendants Really
Don't Like the DC Jail
Oct 3, 2022 2:32 PM CDT
Jan. 6 Defendants Really Don't Like the DC Jail
They've asked a court to transfer them to Guantanamo Bay
- A group of Jan. 6 defendants awaiting trial in the District of Columbia jail have asked to be transferred to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where they say the detention facility "actually provides nutritious meals … sunlight exposure, top-notch medical care, is respectful of religious requirements, [and] has centers for exercise/entertainment....
Gitmo 'Forever Prisoner'
Cleared for Release
Jul 26, 2022 6:48 PM CDT
Gitmo 'Forever Prisoner' Cleared for Release
Khalid Ahmed Qasim was held for more than 20 years without being charged
- Khalid Ahmed Qasim, aka Prisoner 242, has been cleared for release after spending almost half his life detained without charge at Guantanamo Bay. Human rights organization Reprieve says the 45-year-old Yemeni national was taken into custody in Afghanistan in Dec. 2001 and brought to the American base in May 2002,...
Alleged 9/11 Plotters
Present List of Demands
Mar 16, 2022 11:15 AM CDT
Alleged 9/11 Plotters Present List of Demands
It's part of plea agreement talks as their cases drag on in military court
- Possible plea agreements could include life sentences for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four alleged accomplices if they were to admit to carrying out the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Plea agreement negotiations are unfolding at Guantanamo Bay, with defendants pushing to have execution taken off the table, the
New York Times
After 20 Years, Suspected
'20th Hijacker' Leaves Gitmo
Mar 7, 2022 5:35 PM CST
After 20 Years, Suspected '20th Hijacker' Leaves Gitmo
Mohammad Ahmad al-Qahtani has been flown back to Saudi Arabia
- A Saudi prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center who was suspected of trying to join the 9/11 hijackers has been sent back to his home country for treatment for mental illness, the Department of Defense said Monday. Mohammad Ahmad al-Qahtani was flown to Saudi Arabia, to a treatment facility,...
Officers on Gitmo Jury Slam
Torture, Recommend Clemency
Nov 1, 2021 1:25 PM CDT
Officers on Gitmo Jury Slam Torture, Recommend Clemency
They call treatment of Majid Khan 'a stain on the moral fiber of America'
- After a two-day sentencing hearing at Guantanamo Bay, a military jury sentenced former al-Qaeda operative Majid Khan to 26 years Friday—but seven of the eight jurors took the unusual step of writing a letter to a senior official urging clemency. The military officers, who had been required to sentence...
of Abuse at
Oct 29, 2021 2:51 AM CDT
Gitmo Inmate Describes Years of Abuse at CIA Sites
'I thought I was going to die,' Majid Khan says
- A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who went through the brutal US government interrogation program after the 9/11 attacks described it openly for the first time Thursday, saying he was left terrified and hallucinating from techniques that the CIA long sought to keep secret. Majid Khan, a former resident of the Baltimore...
US: Guantanamo Detainee
Is Allowed to Describe Torture
Oct 18, 2021 2:30 PM CDT
US: Guantanamo Detainee Is Allowed to Describe Torture
Poland is investigating Abu Zubaydah's treatment at secret CIA site
- The Biden administration says it will allow a Guantanamo Bay detainee to provide information to Polish officials about his torture in CIA custody following the 9/11 attacks. The decision from the Biden administration was included in a letter government lawyers filed Friday with the Supreme Court. The administration said it...
3 Held at Gitmo for 15 Years
Set to Get First Day in Court
Aug 30, 2021 1:05 PM CDT
3 Held at Gitmo for 15 Years Set to Get First Day in Court
They're accused in the deadly 2002 Bali nightclub bombings and other plots
- Three prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are expected to get their first day in court after being held for 18 years in connection with the deadly 2002 Bali nightclub bombings and other plots in Southeast Asia. The AP explains:
Indonesian prisoner Encep Nurjaman, known as Hambali, and two Malaysians he
Number of Guantanamo
Detainees Drops to 39
Jul 19, 2021 9:32 AM CDT
Number of Guantanamo Detainees Drops to 39
Abdul Latif Nasir is repatriated to Morocco
- The detainee population at Guantanamo Bay has dropped from 40 to 39, marking just the second transfer since former President Obama left office. Abdul Latif Nasir's transfer was cleared in 2016 under that administration, but the
reports he was one of five such readied transfers that weren'...
Lawyers: Don't Force-Feed
9/11 Suspect in Gitmo
Jul 13, 2021 11:38 AM CDT
Lawyers: Don't Force-Feed 9/11 Suspect in Gitmo
Ramzi bin al-Shibh, on hunger strike, wants out of isolation
- Defense lawyers are trying to block any attempt to force-feed a Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of conspiring in the 9/11 attacks, who has stopped eating in protest of his placement in isolation, according to the
New York Times
. In a legal filing, lawyers say 49-year-old Ramzi bin al-Shibh has been...
Military Judge Allows Info
Obtained During Torture
Jun 4, 2021 11:42 AM CDT
Military Judge Allows Info Obtained During Torture
Law expert says it's a break with rules set by Congress
- When Congress laid out rules for military tribunals, it decreed that "no statement obtained by the use of torture or by cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment, whether or not under color of law, shall be admissible in a military commission." But in what may be a first, a...
Prisoner Gets Good News
May 18, 2021 12:09 AM CDT
Oldest Guantanamo Prisoner Gets Good News
He's been approved for release, though it's not clear when it might happen
- A 73-year-old from Pakistan who is the oldest prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay detention center was notified on Monday that he has been approved for release after more than 16 years in custody at the US base in Cuba, his lawyer said. Saifullah Paracha, who has been held on suspicion...
Prison Unit Is Closed
Apr 5, 2021 2:45 AM CDT
Once-Secret Guantanamo Prison Unit Is Closed
Prisoners moved to another facility on the base
- A once-secret unit within the Guantanamo Bay detention center that had fallen into disrepair has been closed and the prisoners moved to another facility on the American base in Cuba, the US military said Sunday. The prisoners at Camp 7 were transferred to a facility adjacent to where the other...
9/11 Trial Pushed to August.
But Even That's Unlikely
Sep 30, 2020 2:09 PM CDT
9/11 Trial Pushed to August. But Even That's Unlikely
Pandemic has brought proceedings to a standstill
- The trial of five alleged 9/11 plotters is unlikely to begin anytime before the 20th anniversary of the terrorist atrocity. Col. Stephen Keane, the judge who began overseeing the case against the five men earlier this month, has canceled all hearings for the rest of the year, citing pandemic travel...
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