Jan. 22, 2010: Camp Delta

 

Foreign war-on-terror captives rose for pre-dawn prayers, as usual, in the mist-shrouded open-air compound called Camp 4 on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, the day President Barack Obama had set as the deadline for closure of the prison camps at the U.S. Navy Base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. In all, 196 men were being held at the detention center in a range of prison camps -- from communal, like Camp 4, to single occupancy cell confinement. The U.S. military at Guantánamo, which reviews all journalists' images before they are allowed to leave the island, approved this photo for release. The military also authorized a 4-6 a.m. look inside the camps from a wooden watchtower, and vantage point of a soldier with the Rhode Island National Guard.

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In this Feb. 2, 2002 file photo, a detainee brought by airlift from Afghanistan is carried on a stretcher before being interrogated by military officials at Camp X-Ray at the U.S. Navy Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

    GUANTANAMO

    ‘Flouting the rules of law and morality’

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba — Before this onetime coaling station for the U.S. Navy ships in the Caribbean was transformed into a site holding captives in the war on terror that U.S. officials had called the worst of the worst, most Americans were unaware of its existence.

  • Web Extra | A prison camps primer

    The Pentagon has built a series of facilities at Guantánamo Bay since it inaugurated its offshore detention and interrogation center for terrorist suspects in January 2002 by airlifting captives to remote Cuba from Bagram, Afghanistan.

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These men are among those being force-fed at Guantanamo, according to their lawyers who say they got notice from the Justice Department. Top row from left: Yemeni Tariq Ba Awdah, 34, Syrian Jihad Diyab, 41, Yemeni Mohammed Al-Hamiri, in his 30s. Bottom row rom left: Kuwaiti Fayez Kandari, 35, Yemenis Yasin Ismael and Samir Muqbil, both in their 30s. Five of the photos come from the captives' military intelligence risk assessments obtained by McClatchy from Wikileaks. Kandari's photo was taken by the International Red Cross and released by his family.

    Who's still being held at Guantánamo

    Here is a comprehensive list of who is still held at the Guantánamo detention center in Cuba. McClatchy determined who was still there using both sources and court records as well as secret intelligence files obtained by WikiLeaks and passed to McClatchy.

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