Dec 2, 2014

Obama dealt major setback in closing Guantanamo

President Barack Obama’s 5-year-old campaign to close the federal prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, suffered a major setback as lawmakers finalizing the annual defense policy bill rejected steps toward shuttering the facility. Democratic Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan, the chairman of the Armed Services ...

Uruguay agrees to take five detainees freed from Guantanamo prison

Mar 21, 2014

Uruguay agrees to take five detainees freed from Guantanamo prison

President Jose Mujica said Thursday that his country has agreed to receive detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, calling the decision a matter of human rights. U.S. President Barack Obama is struggling to fulfill his five-year-old promise to close ...

Feb 8, 2014

Canadian band bills Pentagon for using its music at Gitmo

A Canadian hard rock band has sent the Pentagon a $666,000 bill after a former Guantanamo Bay guard alleged that the U.S. military used the band’s music to torture detainees. Skinny Puppy found out their music was blasted out at the detention center in ...

U.S. considers military trial for Russian detainee

Dec 18, 2013

U.S. considers military trial for Russian detainee

The Obama administration is actively considering the use of a military commission in the United States to try a Russian who was captured fighting with the Taliban several years ago and has been held by the U.S. military at a detention facility near Bagram ...