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Guantánamo

Abu Zubaydah, waterboarded by CIA, pleads for freedom

Abu Zubaydah, the war-on-terror detainee who was the first to undergo abusive interrogation in secret CIA custody after 9/11, appeared before a Pentagon panel on Tuesday to plead for his release — the first time he’s been seen by any member of the public since being captured in 2002 during a shootout in Pakistan.

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Guantánamo Periodic Review Guide

This Miami Herald guide, current as of Aug. 24, 2016, breaks down the status of the the last 61 Guantánamo detainees, starting with those who have been entitled to Periodic Review Board hearings. President Barack Obama ordered the hearings in 2011. Further down this chart we show prisoners who are gone, both with and without board review.

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Abu Zubaydah, waterboarded by CIA, pleads for freedom

Abu Zubaydah, the war-on-terror detainee who was the first to undergo abusive interrogation in secret CIA custody after 9/11, appeared before a Pentagon panel on Tuesday to plead for his release – the first time he’s been seen by any member of the public since being captured in 2002 during a shootout in Pakistan.

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Indonesian prisoner seen for first time since 2003 CIA capture

The U.S. government says Encep Nurjamin — who’s better known as Hambali — was a leader of the Southeast Asia-based extremist group Jemaah Islamiyah. It is blamed for the 2002 bombings that killed 202 people in Bali. Hambali has been held for 13 years — first by the CIA and now by the U.S. military. He appeared for the first time Thursday at a hearing considering whether he might be allowed to leave the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

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Guantánamo parole board clears 34th detainee

The Guantánamo parole board announced Thursday that it downgraded the dangerousness of a Yemeni once thought to have plotted post- 9/11 attacks in Pakistan, meaning that more than half of the prison’s uncharged captives are now approved for release.

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Carol Rosenberg reports on Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the place, policy, people, war court.


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Downsizing detainee operations at U.S. Navy Base at Guantánamo Bay

U.S. military approved video footage from a July 9-10, 2016 visit. Prison camp commanders describe the state of affairs at the detention center of revolving U.S. forces, roughly 33 troops and civilians for every prisoner.
José A. Iglesias Miami Herald
Downsizing detainee operations at U.S. Navy Base at Guantánamo Bay 2:50

Downsizing detainee operations at U.S. Navy Base at Guantánamo Bay

Guantánamo shows media cement block bunkhouse 1:03

Guantánamo shows media cement block bunkhouse

Captive who wouldn't go 'content' in Guantánamo cell 2:09

Captive who wouldn't go 'content' in Guantánamo cell

The challenge of defending accused terrorists at Gitmo 2:58

The challenge of defending accused terrorists at Gitmo