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Guantánamo ten years after

February 14, 2012

The writer of the following appeal is Director of Amnesty International UK: Ten years is a long time. That a former British resident has spent every single one of the intervening days between February 2002 and today in a cell in Guantánamo, without answering a single charge or having had one day in court, is […]

Spanish judge reopens Guantanamo torture probe

January 17, 2012

A Spanish judge re-launched an investigation into the alleged torture of detainees held at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, one day after a British authorities launched a probe into CIA renditions to Libya. The twin developments demonstrated that while the Obama administration has stuck to its promise not to investigate whether Bush […]

Al-Qaeda assassin in Guantánamo worked for MI6

May 3, 2011

An al-Qaeda operative accused of bombing two Christian churches and a luxury hotel in Pakistan in 2002 was at the same time working for British intelligence, according to secret files on detainees who were shipped to the US military’s Guantánamo Bay prison camp. Adil Hadi al Jazairi Bin Hamlili, an Algerian citizen described as a […]

So what happened to closing Guantánamo?

April 4, 2011

The 172 men still held at Guantánamo are treated with scorn by the administration of Barack Obama, the standard bearer of “hope” and “change,” who promised to close Guantánamo and to do away with “the dark halls of Abu Ghraib and the detention cells of Guantánamo, [where] we have compromised our most precious values.” Last […]

Guantanamo torture of Australian David Hicks

March 11, 2011

David Hicks was a 26-year-old Australian drifter who converted to Islam, changed his name to Muhammed Dawood and ended up at training camps in Afghanistan. Hicks was sold to US forces for about $1,500 and became detainee 002, the second person processed into Guantanamo on January 11, 2002, the day the facility opened. Hicks was […]

George W Bush canceling out on Geneva due to Geneva Conventions

February 10, 2011

As the news broke that former President George W. Bush had abruptly canceled his scheduled appearance in Geneva to avoid the risk of arrest on a torture complaint, my first thought was — how humiliating, not only for Bush but, by extension, for all Americans. However, those who might have expected Bush to be down […]

Risk of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being sent to Guantánamo

January 13, 2011

On January 11, a British court held a procedural hearing regarding Sweden’s attempt to extradite Julian Assange in order to question him about sex crimes accusations. Assange’s lawyers have released an outline of the arguments they intend to make in opposition to extradition. Most of them centered around the impermissibility of extraditing someone who has […]

WikiLeaks reveals US lies and injustices with allies

December 20, 2010

A sampler of what Wikileaks has published revealing the US role in: Spain – The US worked with high-ranking officials in Spain to try to derail legal accountability for torture by US officials. Spain had opened two judicial inquiries into torture allegations against US officials at Guantanamo. The Spanish prosecutor promises to proceed slowly and […]

Revealed WikiLeaks secrets we didn’t know

December 4, 2010

The whistleblower’s latest document dump expose: 1. Yemen Takes the Fall for U.S. Drones Yemen has been covering up for the U.S by saying publicly that attacks initiated by the State Department were directed by Yemen. “We’ll continue saying the bombs are ours, not yours,” Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh told General David Petraeus in […]

Why George W. Bush and cohorts should worry

November 12, 2010

In his memoir George W. Bush admitted that he authorized that detainees be waterboarded, tortured, a crime under US and international law. Where is the accountability for these crimes? Bush and other criminals will be brought to justice if the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) […]