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Guantanamo Bay

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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

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

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

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

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