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1.29.17

In Photos: New Yorkers Flood JFK Airport in Massive Outcry Over Muslim Ban

"If you come for one of us, you come for all of us."

9.15.16

At least four freed Gitmo detainees have returned to terrorism this year, US says

A new government report says at least four released Guantanamo Bay detainees have "returned to terrorist activities" in the first half of 2016.

9.14.16

Congress is trying to block the release of 20 Gitmo inmates by refusing to pay for it

US lawmakers are once again trying to use the annual defense spending bill to block the transfer of Guantanamo Bay detainees who have been cleared for release.

5.10.16

A Promise Not to Torture Was Enough for US Detainee Transfers, Says Declassified Report

A Department of Defense report shows that before transferring detainees to other countries, the US required only non-binding assurances torture wouldn't be used.

3.8.16

The Number of Former Guantanamo Detainees Suspected of 'Returning to the Fight' Has Doubled

The latest twice-yearly US government report tracking former Guantanamo detainees found that an additional six are suspected of engaging in terrorist or insurgent activities.

2.23.16

Obama Unveils Guantanamo Closure 'Plan' to Immediate Criticism From All Sides

Eight years after he first vowed to close the detention facility at Guantanamo, Obama delivered a long-awaited plan Tuesday that offered little in the way of new ideas.

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2.5.16

The Pentagon Just Released 200 Long-Awaited Photos Related to Detainee Abuse

The photos are tame in comparison to the infamous images from Abu Ghraib, but there are 1,900 more pictures of abuse that the Pentagon still refuses to make public.

1.20.16

Emails Show That Even Military Commanders Have to 'Vent on Occasion' at Guantanamo

Military commanders reacted to an infamous detainee hunger strike and subsequent raid at Guantanamo with disdain and resentment, emails obtained by VICE News show.

1.14.16

Obama Just Released 10 Percent of the Detainees at Guantanamo Bay

In the Obama administration's largest-ever single transfer of prisoners from the Guantanamo detention facility, 10 men were sent to Oman late Wednesday.

1.11.16

'Just Let Them Go Home': Ex-Gitmo Detainees Beg Obama to Close Camp Once and for All

On the 14th anniversary of the arrival of the first prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, former detainees met in London to make an emotional appeal to the world to shutter the detention camp for good.

12.2.15

This Detainee Has Been Held at Guantanamo for 13 Years Because of a Mistaken Identity

Mustafa al-Aziz al-Shamiri was believed to be a high-level al Qaeda facilitator and trainer. But after years of being held at the military prison without charge, Pentagon officials recently said that he was in fact a low-level foot soldier.

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