All Articles on Guantánamo

'Critical Moment' as Two Key Architects of CIA Torture Program Testify Under Oath in Guantanamo Bay
"Torture is never justified and anyone who uses it must be held to account."
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(Photo: Susan Melkisethian/flickr/cc) Views
Guantánamo's Indelible Legacy
Here are eight ways in which the toxic policies of Gitmo have contaminated American institutions, as well as our laws and customs, in the years since 2002.
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Human Rights Advocates Rally at White House to Demand US 'Close Guantánamo and End Torture'
"18 years of injustice. 18 years of impunity. 18 years too long."
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By 2006, at least 100 prisoners had died in US custody in Afghanistan and Iraq, most of them violently, according to government data. (Photo: US torture Image by Witness Against Torture) Views
ICC Holds Hearing on Afghanistan War Crimes, Including US Torture
The current hearing will examine allegations that US troops and intelligence operatives tortured, raped and abused Afghan prisoners between 2003 and 2004.
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It is exceptionally rare for a film to show US personnel torturing their captives, and the film-makers are to be commended for their courage. (Photo: Screengrab) Views
Everyone Should Watch The Report. Take It From a Guantánamo Bay Lawyer
This important film shines a light on an important story in recent history: the torture of detainees kept as forever prisoners in Gitmo.
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Tortured by CIA and Detained at Gitmo Without Trial, Ahmed Rabbani Gives Haunting Review of 'The Report'—a New Film He'll Likely Never See
"If we do not learn from history we will be doomed to repeat our mistakes—and I would hate for anyone else to endure what I have had to endure."
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The reason "43" should be treated as a pariah is not because he is a Republican or a conservative, but because he caused the deaths of thousands of innocent people and tortured hundreds of others. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Dear Ellen: The Problem With George W. Bush Is Not His Beliefs—It’s His War Crimes
Bush may owe Ellen six bucks for nachos. He owes the rest of us a prison sentence at The Hague.
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Most of the torture techniques approved by the Bush administration—which included the interrupted drowning technique known as “waterboarding,” sleep, sensory and food deprivation, shackling in excruciating “stress positions,” the use of loud music and dogs to torment detainees, slamming into walls, solitary confinement, exposure to extreme heat or cold and sexual humiliation—are illegal under both domestic and international law. (Photo: Getty) Views
Rights Groups Urge Senate to Reject Nomination of Torture Advocate Marshall Billingslea to Top Human Rights Post
Billingslea’s nomination has alarmed human rights advocates due to his unapologetic embrace of torturing suspected terrorists during the George W. Bush administration.
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 After the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, under which all people of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast were rounded up and imprisoned in dozens of civilian assembly centers (where they were often forced to sleep in crowded, manure-covered horse stables), relocation centers, military bases, and “citizen isolation centers.” (Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Views
A Brief History of US Concentration Camps
There is no doubt that concentration camps are in operation on US soil once again
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Legal Expert Says 'Congress Must Repeal the AUMF' After Supreme Court Rejects Yemeni Man's Appeal for Release From Gitmo
"The Supreme Court can no longer be trusted to enforce due process. If Congress doesn't put a stop to this unconstitutional cruelty, no one will."
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