What the officers did to George Floyd has shocked the conscience of America, but it is painfully familiar to me—after countless experiences of being kneeled upon U.S. soldiers in my GITMO cell.
"It pulled the rug out from under Obama and Holder's conviction that the 9/11 trials needed to be held… on federal soil," national security expert and academic Karen Greenberg told The Daily Beast.
Poland, Lithuania and Romania hosted "black sites" during the War on Terror—but get to watch the hearings on torture at Guantánamo from afar, unscathed, unaccountable and all but unmentionable in the courtroom.
I am a nobody: a taxi driver from Karachi held without charges in Guantanamo Bay, tortured, forever separated from my son. But I hope the two psychologists responsible for what was inflicted on me will stop by my cell. I'll be waiting.
James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen designed the "enhanced interrogration" program used against detainees during the initial stages of the War on Terror.
William Barr "was a strong advocate for a policy that set the stage for the treatment of Guantanamo detainees during the war on terror," ACLU Legal Director David Cole said.
The British Home Secretary gave Jeff Sessions the green light for ISIS executioners to be tried in the U.S.
"Between us, we have spent close to 90 years imprisoned without charge or trial," the letter says.
Attorneys for President Donald Trump's Department of Defense have cited a Japanese internment case in order deny rights to detainees at Guantanamo Bay.
"Be at the top of your game," in case diplomacy with Kim Jong Un failed, was the U.S. defense secretary's Christmas message to soldiers.
"I would certainly consider that. Send him to Gitmo. I would certainly consider it," President Donald Trump said.
The U.S. military's brutal and ineffective interrogation program started at Gitmo, then spread to Abu Ghraib. One man who tried to stop it—and failed—now fears America may torture again.
A prisoner at the camp in Cuba calls on the president to end his ordeal.
The secretive military prison houses 41 inmates, including the alleged plotters of 9/11.
Tillerson also wants to remove an envoy for the closure of Guantánamo Bay.
If confirmed by the Senate, Bradbury would become chief lawyer to the Department of Transport.
The U.S. government doesn't want one of the most high-profile detainees at its prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba to tell his story.
Releasing the unpublished torture photos could remind Americans of the revolting damage torture policies caused.
"There might well be detainees who we scooped up as young men who we think are guilty," says Oliver. "But they will never get a trial, and they will be there until they die."
After all his criticism of current U.S. counterterrorism policy, Trump offers a vague rehash of it.
The number of detainees at the U.S. base in Cuba is down to 78 but Congress resists plans to resettle the remainder within mainland facilities.
Transfers come just days before Obama visits Saudi Arabia for a meeting of Gulf Arab allies.