Guantanamo Bay

Pentagon identifies Guantanamo inmates it says are too dangerous to transfer out

The U.S. flag is seen past the war crimes courtroom in Camp Justice at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay. Photo: Bloomberg

The Pentagon has finally released the names of Guantanamo Bay's 46 "indefinite detainees", terror suspects considered too dangerous to transfer from the prison and who cannot be tried in court.

Wednesday, 19 June, 2013, 1:52am

Letters to the Editor, May 9, 2013

Guantanamo Bay detention camp. Photo: Reuters

Hong Kong civilised, not democratic

According to Michael Chugani, universal suffrage is mere icing on the democracy cake ("Over-egging it", May 4).

It is correct that Hong Kong enjoys a relatively high degree of civic freedom but this is maintained by the rule of law as developed and passed on via the Basic Law from the British colonial administration.

9 May 2013 - 4:45am 3 comments

Close Guantanamo, a mockery of justice

The exterior of Camp Delta is seen at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay in this file photo. Photo: Reuters

If there is a single affront to human rights in American - one that defines the term un-American - it has to be the Guantanamo Bay military prison. For a decade, admirers and critics of the US alike have condemned it as a mockery of justice that is self-defeating in the fight against terrorism.

8 May 2013 - 3:20am

CCTV 'misses irony' in using Jon Stewart satire to mock US on Guantanamo Bay

Comedian Jon Stewart, host of satiric television programme The Daily Show. Photo: AFP

The attempt at subtle but tongue-in-cheek US criticism backfired after Chinese internet users turned to slamming broadcaster CCTV for “not seeing the irony”.

7 May 2013 - 3:10pm 2 comments

More prisoners join Guantanamo hunger strike

 More prisoners have joined a hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention at the US-run Guantanamo military prison. Photo: Reuters

More prisoners have joined a hunger strike to protest their indefinite detention at the US-run Guantanamo military prison, with 92 out of 166 detainees refusing food, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

Among them, 17 are on feeding tubes and two are hospitalised but do not have “life-threatening conditions”, Lieutenant Colonel Samuel House said in a statement.

25 Apr 2013 - 4:25pm

US Marine guards fire rubber bullets on Guantanamo inmates during unrest

Inside Camp Delta prison at Guantanamo Bay. Photo: NYT

Guards at Camp Delta prison at the Guantanamo Bay naval base fired several non-lethal shots to quell prisoner unrest as they relocated inmates into individual cells, US military officials said.

15 Apr 2013 - 4:33am

US guards break Guantanamo Bay unrest over hunger strike prisoners

Dozens of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison are in the third month of a hunger strike. Photo: AP

Officials at the US-run prison met resistance from some inmates as they moved before dawn to relocate inmates from communal housing into individual cells.

14 Apr 2013 - 11:49am

US protesters demand closure of Guantanamo

Activists demand the closing of the US military's detention facility in Guantanamo during a protest on Thursday in New York's Times Square. Photo: AFP

Rights activists across the United States held a series of protests on Thursday demanding the closure of Guantanamo Bay as a hunger-strike at the jail entered a third month.

12 Apr 2013 - 9:16pm

Amnesty London staff strike over changes

An Amnesty International London protest against US detentions at Guantanamo Bay. The group is now fighting internally. Photo: EPA

The church hall in central London was standing-room only, the atmosphere charged. In a room draped in banners carrying the slogan "Workers' Rights are Human Rights", a union official summed up the mood: "We are here and we are pissed off."

4 Dec 2012 - 3:26am

CIA 'whistle-blower' pleads guilty to leak of interrogator's name

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou (right) identified covert operatives to a reporter because they were involved in the CIA's secret rendition programme. Photo: AP

A former CIA officer has pleaded guilty to leaking the identity of a Guantanamo Bay interrogator to a reporter and will be sentenced to more than two years in prison.

25 Oct 2012 - 4:45am

Bin Laden driver's terrorism conviction overturned by US court

Osama bin Laden's former driver Salim Hamdan. Photo: AP

A US court has thrown out the conviction of Osama bin Laden's former driver for offering material support to terrorism, in a case that could potentially benefit other past prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

18 Oct 2012 - 3:37am

September 11 pre-trial begins with calm at Guantanamo Bay

A courtroom sketch of alleged September 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. Image: AFP

There were no rants this time, no ignoring the judge or getting out of their seats to pray - just one scornful remark from the professed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, as long- delayed efforts to try him and four alleged co-conspirators resumed at Guantanamo Bay.

17 Oct 2012 - 5:43am

Judge rejects further delay to Guantanamo hearings in 9-11 case

Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base in Cuba. Photo: AFP

US attempts to move forward in the trial of five Guantanamo prisoners accused of plotting the September 11 attacks have been thwarted for months by scheduling conflicts, religious observances, an internet outage and a tropical storm.

15 Oct 2012 - 4:56pm