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Citing health concerns, Marine general bans war court defense staff from living at Guantánamo’s Camp Justice

The general overseeing Guantánamo war court defense teams has issued an order forbidding his staff to sleep at the Camp Justice compound following a new health risk assessment on cancer-causing agents there. The latest survey found mercury and formaldehyde in office air samples, arsenic in the soil, and appeared to backtrack from earlier finding that Camp Justice was safe for occupancy.

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Guantánamo parole board declares Yemeni too dangerous to release

The Yemeni, described as a would-be Sept. 11-style hijacker, was on a list of possible trial candidates but never charged. As a hunger striker Suhayl al Sharabi was forced from his cell to tube feedings more than 1,000 times. He aspires to manage a soccer team; the Guantánamo parole board decided he was too dangerous to release.

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Guantánamo Periodic Review Guide

This Miami Herald guide, current as of April 20, 2016, breaks down the status of the the last 80 Guantánamo detainees, starting with those who have been entitled to Periodic Review Board hearings. President Barack Obama ordered the hearings in 2011. Most of those entitled haven’t gotten even one. It also includes prisoners who are gone, both with and without board review.

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


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Video: Southcom commander Adm. Kurt Tidd says Guantánamo has fulfilled its mission

Southcom commander Adm Kurt Tidd said in a recent interview that the detention center at Guantánamo had fulfilled its mission and the Obama administration's policy now was to work toward closing it.
Walter Michot wmichot@miamiherald.com
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Video: Southcom commander Adm. Kurt Tidd says Guantánamo has fulfilled its mission