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Kazakhstan accepts former Guantanamo prisoners on humanitarian grounds

Kazakhstan has accepted five former Guantanamo prisoners seeking asylum in the country. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has praised the move.

Kazakhstan accepts former Guantanamo prisoners on humanitarian grounds
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Hasan, Khalid Ibn Muhammad Al-Juhani, Ramzi Binalshibh, and an unknown
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One of five 9/11 accused to be tried separately: judge

A US military judge at Guantanamo Bay has ruled that one of the five alleged September 11 plotters, Yemeni Ramzi Binalshibh, should be tried separately.

One of five 9/11 accused to be tried separately: judge
Guards at the U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. ©Reuters/Mandel Ngan/Pool
Hard rockers demand $666,000 after Guantanamo claims

A Canadian hard-rock band says it sent the Pentagon a $666,000 bill after a former Guantanamo Bay guard alleged that the US military used their music to torture detainees.

Hard rockers demand $666,000 after Guantanamo claims
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. ©Reuters/FBI/Handout
9/11 mastermind says Koran 'forbids' violence to spread Islam

The self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, has released a manifesto claiming that the Koran forbids the use of violence to spread Islam.

9/11 mastermind says Koran 'forbids' violence to spread Islam
Obama signs defense, budget bills into law
Obama signs defense, budget bills into law

President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday the compromise US budget bill recently negotiated by feuding lawmakers and a massive defense measure that takes a step toward ultimate closure of Guantanamo.

Obama signs defense, budget bills into law
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Congress deal to ease Guantanamo transfers: lawmakers

Senior US lawmakers said Monday they have reached a compromise deal that eases restrictions on sending Guantanamo detainees home or to third countries but bars their transfer to the United States.

Congress deal to ease Guantanamo transfers: lawmakers
Omar Khadr. ©Reuters/Janet Hamlin
Canadian 'child soldier' appeals Guantanamo conviction

Omar Khadr, the Canadian "child soldier" held for a decade at Guantanamo, appealed his terror conviction Friday.

Canadian 'child soldier' appeals Guantanamo conviction
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Guantanamo prisoner's secret diaries leaked

Al Jazeera America published Thursday part of the secret personal diaries of one of Guantanamo's most high-profile prisoners, with records of meetings with Al-Qaeda's chieftains.

Guantanamo prisoner's secret diaries leaked
Guantanamo activist force-fed at White House protest
Guantanamo activist force-fed at White House protest

A US hunger striker was force fed through a nasal tube in front of the White House Friday, in a protest aimed at showing the procedure used at Guantanamo is "torture."

Guantanamo activist force-fed at White House protest
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'Fifty Shades' a must read for Guantanamo detainees

Sado-masochistic best-seller "50 Shades of Grey" is popular reading among high-value detainees at Guantanamo, officials told a visiting congressional delegation.

'Fifty Shades' a must read for Guantanamo detainees
Force-feeding of Gitmo inmates is unethical: US doctor
Force-feeding of Gitmo inmates is unethical: US doctor

The force-feeding of hunger striking inmates at the US prison in Guantanamo clearly violates medical ethics and international law.

Force-feeding of Gitmo inmates is unethical: US doctor
Stickers in support of former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden and US Army Private First Class Bradley Manning. ©REUTERS/Thomas Peter
Leaked Guantanamo files caused no harm to US: witness

Secret files on Guantanamo detainees that a US soldier gave to WikiLeaks were simple biographical "baseball cards" that were of no use to America's enemies.

Leaked Guantanamo files caused no harm to US: witness
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Democrats urge Obama to end 'inhumane' force-feeding

Two senior Democratic lawmakers called for an end the force-feeding of dozens of Guantanamo detainees, clashing with the White House which argued that they "don't want these individuals to die."

Democrats urge Obama to end 'inhumane' force-feeding
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Doctors urge access to Guantanamo hunger strikers

More than 150 doctors from the United States and Britain have written to President Barack Obama urging him to grant independent medical care to hunger-striking Guantanamo detainees.

Doctors urge access to Guantanamo hunger strikers
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Pentagon reveals 'indefinite detainees' list

The Pentagon released Monday the names of Guantanamo Bay's 46 "indefinite detainees," terror suspects considered too dangerous to transfer from the prison and who cannot be tried in court.

Pentagon reveals 'indefinite detainees' list
Yemen welcomes US decision on Guantanamo prisoner transfers
Yemen welcomes US decision on Guantanamo prisoner transfers

Yemen welcomed President Barack Obama's decision Thursday to lift a moratorium on transferring prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to the Gulf country.

Yemen welcomes US decision on Guantanamo prisoner transfers
Guantanamo prisoners face body search: lawyer
Guantanamo prisoners face body search: lawyer

Guantanamo officials have warned detainees at the widely reviled US prison that they will have to be patted down thoroughly each time they meet their lawyers.

Guantanamo prisoners face body search: lawyer
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Guantanamo prisoner speaks of despair, hunger strike

Guantanamo Bay prisoner Obaydullah says he is "losing all hope" after joining a widening hunger strike in February to protest his indefinite detention at the US military jail.

Guantanamo prisoner speaks of despair, hunger strike
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Obama eyes Guantanamo envoy but closure path thorny

President Barack Obama may name a new envoy as a first step toward honoring his renewed pledge to close Guantanamo Bay, but the path to shuttering the "war on terror" camp seems as intractable as ever.

Obama eyes Guantanamo envoy but closure path thorny
Half of Guantanamo on hunger strike: US official
Half of Guantanamo on hunger strike: US official

More than half of the 166 detainees held at the US-run Guantanamo military prison have joined a rapidly growing hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention.

Half of Guantanamo on hunger strike: US official