Canada high court rules Guantanamo ex-inmate a child offender

May 15, 2015

Canada high court rules Guantanamo ex-inmate a child offender

Canada’s high court Thursday rejected Ottawa’s bid to treat former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr, who was just 15 when he was captured on an Afghan battlefield, as an adult criminal. The government had brought the legal challenge to prevent Khadr’s transfer from a Canadian ...

Omar Khadr, once a Guantanamo inmate, freed on bail in Canada

May 8, 2015

Omar Khadr, once a Guantanamo inmate, freed on bail in Canada

Omar Khadr, a Canadian who was once the youngest prisoner held on terrorism charges at Guantanamo Bay, was released on bail from an Alberta prison Thursday while he appeals a murder conviction by a U.S. military tribunal. A judge in an Alberta court ruled ...

Official: U.S. military to charge Bergdahl with desertion

Mar 26, 2015

Official: U.S. military to charge Bergdahl with desertion

The Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban for five years will be court-martialed on charges of desertion and avoiding military service, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will also be charged with misbehavior ...

Court nixes Guantanamo conviction of Australian ex-detainee

Feb 19, 2015

Court nixes Guantanamo conviction of Australian ex-detainee

A former prisoner at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from Australia on Wednesday won a legal challenge to his terrorism conviction before a military court. The U.S. Court of Military Commission Review struck down the March 2007 conviction of David Hicks ...

Hurdles abound for Guantanamo closure, 13 years later

Jan 12, 2015

Hurdles abound for Guantanamo closure, 13 years later

Thirteen years after terror suspects first arrived in Guantanamo, the United States is sending inmates out at a faster rate than ever before — but hurdles remain in the effort to shutter it entirely. In 2014, 28 detainees were freed in “the largest single-year ...

U.S. torture program was mismanaged

Dec 26, 2014

U.S. torture program was mismanaged

The Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation program and the spy agency’s official response clash on almost every aspect of the long-secret operation, including the brutality and effectiveness of its methods and the agency’s secret dealings with the Bush White House, Congress and the ...

U.S. judge hears of Guantanamo force-feeding techniques

Oct 9, 2014

U.S. judge hears of Guantanamo force-feeding techniques

Hunger-striking prisoners who are force-fed at Guantanamo Bay can choose from several flavors, including strawberry, for the liquid meal they must ingest, while well-behaved inmates are sometimes force-fed communally, a U.S. court heard Wednesday. In remarkable testimony outlining procedures at the U.S. military base ...