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Guantanamo hunger strike renews debates over indefinite detention, ethics of force-feeding

Twice a day at the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, guards take a number of detainees from their cells, one at a time, to a camp clinic or a private room on their block. The detainees are offered a hot meal or a liquid nutritional supplement and, if they refuse, they are strapped into a chair. A nurse then passes a tube through their noses and down into their stomachs; for one to two hours, they are fed a drip of Ensure while a Navy corpsman watches.


Gitmo closure elusive, Obama looks at other steps

President Barack Obama's vow to try again to close the Guantanamo Bay prison remains a tough sell in Congress....


Obama's Promise To Close Guantanamo Prison Falls Short

In one of his first acts as commander in chief, President Obama in 2009 signed an executive order to close the U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It was part of a campaign promise the president made, to close the camp and "determine how to deal with those who have been held there." But four years on, the controversial prison remains open.


9/11 cases: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed speaks in court, lectures judge

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

In a surprise move on Wednesday, accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed urged the military judge presiding over his case at Guantánamo not to be swayed by broad claims of US national security invoked by prosecutors, nor by sympathy for the nearly 3,000 victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks.


Last Western detainee at Gitmo returning to Canada

Omar Khadr

A Canadian official says the last Western detainee at Guantanamo is being repatriated to Canada. The official confirmed on Saturday that Omar Khadr is on his way back to Canada. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.


Obama restarts Guantanamo trials, with reservations

Obama restarts Guantanamo trials, with reservations

President Barack Obama lifted a two-year freeze on new military trials at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and suggested on Monday Congress was hurting national security by blocking his attempts to move some trials into U.S. civilian courts.


Civilian Jury Clears Former Gitmo Detainee of All But One Charge

The first Guantanamo Bay detainee to face a civilian trial is convicted in New York City of only a lesser consipiracy charge in the deadly 1998 plot to bomb two U.S. embassies in Africa.


Ex-Guantanamo detainee sues U.S. for damages

A Syrian man who was held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has sued Defense Secretary Robert Gates and former military officers, seeking compensation for alleged torture and inhumane treatment during his nine years of detention.


Panel recommends 47 detainees be held indefinitely

A presidentially-created task force has recommended about three dozen Guantanamo Bay detainees face trial or military commissions, ...


U.S. sends 12 Gitmo detainees to home nations

The U.S. has transferred a dozen Guantanamo detainees to Afghanistan, Yemen and the Somaliland region.


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