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Reprieve: Shaker Aamer 'beaten' in latest Guantanamo crackdown

Reprieve (+44) 207 553 8160  For immediate release: Wed Aug 27, 2014

Shaker Aamer ‘beaten’ in latest Guantanamo crackdown

British resident Shaker Aamer has reportedly been beaten at Guantánamo Bay, in evidence of a new crackdown on prisoners protesting their detention without charge. 337 more words

Reprieve: Hagel ignores media, human rights groups calls for GITMO transparency

Reprieve (001) 929 258 2754  For immediate release: Tue Aug 26, 2014

Hagel ignores leading NGOs’ call for release of Gitmo force-feeding tapes

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, who oversees Guantanamo Bay prison, has ignored a letter from a group of NGOs including Human Rights Watch, the ACLU, Physicians for Human Rights and Reprieve, in which they ask him to release the videotapes of detainees being force-fed. 995 more words

Tropical cages

inhabited by human forms

sculpted by the ailments

of our time


weak are the bodies

but still alive

huge eyes, white golf balls, 100 more words


Feeding the controversy at Gitmo

On May 23, United States District Judge Gladys Kessler overturned a ruling that would have prevented the U.S. military from force-feeding a Guantánamo Bay (Gitmo) prisoner who was staging a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment. 581 more words


Heads Up

Hat Tip: Heads Up

In Abu Ghraib, prisoners were stacked up naked, sleep deprived, humiliated by women and starved. In other words, it was pretty much your standard fraternity hazing ritual minus the alcohol. 640 more words


'Blimey': Did WH think Bowe Bergdahl was 'more important' than James Foley?

And today is no exception.

White House principal deputy press secretary Eric “A Good Time Was Had by All” Schultz evidently isn’t feeling so hot: 400 more words

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'Insanity is allowed to continue': GAO says Obama's Gitmo prisoner release broke the law

This spring, the Obama administration unilaterally released five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo Bay to secure the return of Bowe Bergdahl.

In a new report, the Government Accountability Office found that the Obama administration’s failure to notify Congress of the release as well as nearly a million dollars in related expenditures violated the law: 255 more words

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