National Faith Groups Call On Congress And President To Close Guantanamo Bay Prison

By National Religious Campaign Against Torture. -

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, Jan. 11, twenty-nine national faith groups sent a letter to President Biden and all Members of Congress calling on them “to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba [...]

President Biden Must Find The Political Will To Close Guantanamo Bay

By Andy Worthington. -

It is, to be blunt, beyond dispiriting to have to be calling for the closure of the tired and discredited “war on terror” prison at Guantánamo Bay 20 years — 7,306 days — since it first [...]

Guantanamo Bay: ‘Ugly Chapter Of Unrelenting Human Rights Violations’

By the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. -

Geneva - On the 20th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba, UN experts* condemned the facility as a site of “unparalleled notoriety” and [...]

Why Seven US Military Officers Just Blasted The CIA

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

On this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Khan’s lawyer J. Wells Dixon, a senior attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, joins Robert Scheer to discuss the implications of Khan’s [...]

US Military Jurors Decry Guantanamo Detainee Torture

Seven United States military officers have written a letter urging clemency for Guantanamo Bay detainee Majid Khan, calling his account of torture at so-called CIA black sites a “stain on the [...]

Call For President Biden To Close Prison At Guantanamo Bay

By Andy Worthington, Close Guantanamo. -

In a recent op-ed for The Hill, Anthony Lake, national security adviser to President Clinton from 1993 to 1997, and our co-founder Tom Wilner, who was counsel of record to Guantánamo detainees in [...]

I’m On Hunger Strike In Guantánamo

By Ahmed Rabbani, Truthout. -

There are very few freedoms at Guantánamo Bay prison, where I have been held without charge or trial — referred to as Guantánamo ISN 1461 — for over 16 years. The right to starve myself is one of [...]

111 NGOs Call On Biden To Close Guantánamo

By Center for Constitutional Rights. -

On February 2, more than a hundred non-governmental organizations joined a letter led by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Center for Victims of Torture, urging President Joe Biden to [...]

‘Critical Moment’ As Two Key Architects Of CIA Torture Program Testify Under Oath In Guantanamo Bay

By Julia Conley, Commondreams.org -

Human rights groups marked a significant "moment of reckoning" on Tuesday for the U.S. torture program used by the CIA following the attacks of September 11, 2001 as the two psychologists who [...]

Video: Calling For The Closure Of Guantánamo Outside The White House On The 18th Anniversary Of The Opening Of The Prison

By Andy Worthington, Andyworthington.co.uk -

Yesterday was the 18th anniversary of the opening of the prison at Guantánamo Bay, and, for the tenth year running, I was in Washington, D.C., calling for its closure. I was there as a [...]

No Escape from Guantánamo: Former Child Prisoner Boycotts Broken Review Process, Calls It “Hopeless”

By Staff, Andyworthington.co.uk -

It’s now nearly ten years since a high-level government review process established by President Obama — the Guantánamo Review Task Force — issued its recommendations about what to do with the [...]

A Rare Court Victory Offers Hope For Guantánamo’s “Forever Prisoners”

By Andy Worthington, Closeguantanamo.org -

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Witness Against Torture Activists Arrested For Sit-In At Senator McConnell’s Office

By Witness Against Torture, Popular Resistance -

Four human rights activists were arrested today and charged with unlawfully demonstrating inside Senate office buildings after sitting-in at the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. [...]

Today Marks 6,000 Days Of Guantánamo: Rights Groups, Concerned Citizens and Former Prisoner Shaker Aamer Urge Donald Trump To Close It

By Andy Worthington, Andyworthington.co.uk -

Today, June 15, 2018, is a depressing milestone in the long history of U.S. detention at Guantánamo Bay. Today the Guantánamo prison, set up after the 9/11 attacks, has been open for 6,000 days. [...]

Three Suicides In One Night — Guantanamo Prison Commander Nominated As US Ambassador To South Korea

By Ann Wright, Opednews.com -

Why nominate to be the US Ambassador to South Korea a military general officer who was in charge of notorious Guantanamo prison when on June 9, 2006 at a secret facility on the prison grounds, [...]