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Biden administration transfers its first detainee out of Guantánamo

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The Biden administration has transferred a detainee out of the Guantánamo Bay detention facility for the first time, sending a Moroccan man home years after he was recommended for discharge. The prisoner, Abdullatif ...

Guantánamo detainee takes on CIA ‘black sites’ in UN human rights case

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A Palestinian man held in Guantánamo Bay is taking the US, the UK, and five other states before a UN human rights panel for their role in the CIA rendition and detention of terrorism suspects at “black sites” around t...

‘I thought I was going to die’: Guantánamo prisoner’s torture testimony

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For the first time, a Guantánamo Bay prisoner who went through the brutal US government interrogation program after the 9/11 attacks has described it openly in court, saying he was left terrified and hallucinating fro...

The Mauritanian review – fence-sitting Guantánamo drama provides few answers

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Any movie that reminds us of the ongoing civil rights scandal at the US’s extrajudicial detention camp at Guantánamo Bay should be a good thing: it’s still open for business right now, with 40 prisoners inside. The sa...

Ex Guantánamo detainee plans legal action to restore British passport

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A former Guantánamo detainee is planning legal action against Priti Patel to try to restore his British passport, which was stripped from him eight years ago after two trips to Syria. Moazzam Begg’s application for a ...

Former Guantánamo detainee faces forced repatriation to Russia after release, say experts

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A former Guantánamo detainee is facing forced repatriation from the United Arab Emirates to Russia where he faces a “substantial risk of torture” according to UN human rights experts. Ravil Mingazov is a Muslim Tartar...

Former Guantánamo prisoner on trial in France for extremism

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An Algerian preacher who spent eight years in the US-run Guantánamo Bay prison has gone on trial in France for allegedly encouraging several young men to join the Islamic State group. Saber Lahmar, a 52-year-old Alger...

Exclusive: many resettled Guantánamo detainees in legal limbo, analysis shows

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About 30% of former Guantánamo detainees who were resettled in third countries have not been granted legal status, according to new analysis shared exclusively with the Guardian, leaving them vulnerable to deportation...

‘Enemy combatant’ held at Guantánamo petitions for release because war is over

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Abu Zubaydah, the Guantánamo detainee who was tortured close to death by the CIA and who has been held without charge by the US for nearly 20 years, has petitioned a federal court for his release on grounds that Ameri...

Rabiye Kurnaz Vs George W Bush review – Guantánamo drama played for laughs

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In December 2001, the US government was ramping up its “war on terror” and 19-year-old Murat Kurnaz was about to board a plane home from Pakistan to Germany, where the Turkish national had legal residency and lived wi...

Tortured Guantánamo prisoner accused of September 11 links should be released – US panel

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US authorities have recommended releasing an inmate with significant mental health issues from Guantánamo Bay and repatriating him to Saudi Arabia, according to a government document published Friday. Suspected of bei...

Home Office borders bill could ‘create a British Guantánamo Bay,’ says Tory MP

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A former Conservative cabinet minister has warned that the Home Office’s controversial borders bill risks creating a “British Guantanamo Bay,”. David Davis, who served as Brexit secretary from 2016 to 2018, said that ...

Guantánamo Bay at 20: why have attempts to close the prison failed?

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The US prison in Cuba has been beset by allegations of torture since it was set up 20 years ago. But despite all the promises to close it down, it remains operational with no end in sight, says Julian Borger ...