A one-year travel ban is expiring for five former Taliban captives who were held at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, until they were exchanged last year for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, raising the possibility that the five can travel around the world starting Monday.
The Polish Foreign Ministry said Friday that it was processing the payments. However, neither Polish officials nor the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw would say where the money is going or how it was being used.
A Marine who did tours in Afghanistan and Iraq is convicted of one count of hazing, and reduced in rank, for humiliating and physically abusing those under his command at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and Camp Allen in Norfolk, Va.
While no U.S. court has considered a case of a former Guantánamo detainee seeking compensation, the former Supreme Court justice who wrote two landmark detainee decisions says some might deserve reparations.
The very public nature of the trouble with Uruguay’s resettlement effort has some activists worried that it might discourage countries from accepting former detainees and that U.S. lawmakers wary of resettlement will further restrict the process.
Canada’s government said Monday it is seeking an emergency stay of a Canadian judge’s decision to give a former Guantánamo Bay inmate bail while he appeals his conviction in a Washington court for war crimes.