The Obama administration may have hit upon a potential answer, if not a solution, to the still-pressing problem of what to do with Guantanamo Bay detainees once the Cuban prison is shuttered. According to The Washington Post, the government has picked the Thomson Correctional Center in Illinois as a destination for "dozens of terrorism suspects" -- but it's not clear whether they'll be prosecuted prior to their move.
The nation's top court decided on Monday that former Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI honcho Robert Mueller aren't directly accountable for the abuses that Pakistani detainee Javaid Iqbal, a Muslim, says he endured as a result of his race and religion in a New York prison in 2002.
In yet another decision that chips away at the Bush administration's withering theory of executive dominance, a federal judge ruled Thursday that the evidence presented against five Algerians -- who have been in U.S. custody since 2001 -- was insufficient, freeing the detainees from the bowels of the prison at Guantanamo.
A military lawyer for a Guantanamo detainee says it was standard operating procedure to destroy evidence of torture (or harsh interrogation techniques, as some call it) in order to "minimize certain legal issues." Lt. Cmdr. William Kuebler is concerned that, because of the policy, he will not be able to challenge the alleged confessions of his client, who was detained at the age of 15.
Seven years after the 9/11 attacks, if we were to seek a portrait that is emblematic of the way the U.S. has tried -- and failed -- to bring those responsible for the heinous plot to justice, we would have to produce a photograph of Mohammed al-Qahtani.
Despite fleeting promises by the administration to shut the place down, the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba is still up and running, complete with many of the terrible conditions we've all come to know and be ashamed of, according to transcripts recently obtained by the Associated Press.
After almost six years since suspected enemy combatants started serving time without being able to challenge their detainment at Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba, the U.S. Supreme Court has changed its stance, giving prisoners -- and their lawyers -- some hope that their cases may eventually be heard.
A Saudi prisoner at the detention center in Guantanamo Bay has apparently committed suicide, the U.S. military said in a statement. Human rights organizations have repeatedly warned that indefinite detentions -- some now longer than five years -- combined with harsh "interrogation techniques" and unfair trials could drive detainees to take their own lives.