A Guantanamo Bay detainee who accused the United States of torturing him in a New York Times editorial published on Monday failed to disclose his lengthy rap sheet, which includes efforts to kill Americans while fighting for the Taliban and Osama bin Laden.
Former terrorists held at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo, Cuba were detected by U.S. intelligence agencies recently working with Islamist rebels in Syria, according to U.S. officials.
The Obama administration announced plans Tuesday to buy an Illinois state prison that was considered a potential destination for Guantanamo prisoners.
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Terrorists caught by the United States are being released into the custody of their native countries, which, more often than not, put them in prisons with hellish conditions. There, prisoners face a fate worse than any stint in the American-operated Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
House Republicans are set to introduce legislation next week aimed at clarifying recent laws by affirming that all U.S. detainees maintain due process rights amid concerns over the erosion of individual freedoms. The divisive issue of detainee legislation nearly derailed passage of the 2012 Defense Authorization Act, according to lawmakers involved in the debate.
A lawyer who came to prominence for his full-throated defense of a subsequently convicted terrorist was quietly promoted to the No. 3 slot at the Department of Justice last month, a post that puts him in charge of the administration’s policy regarding Guantanamo Bay detainees. The move has raised red flags on Capitol Hill and elsewhere among national security stalwarts who argue that the promotion could imperil the country’s longstanding war on terrorism.
The detainees at Camp 6 in Guantanamo Bay will soon have access to a brand new, $750,000 soccer field.
The House Armed Services Committee’s investigative branch disclosed in a report yesterday that 27 percent of the 600 detainees who have been released from Gitmo, a U.S. detention center based in Cuba, have returned to their terrorist ways, raising questions about the Obama administration’s decision to potentially release several imprisoned Taliban fighters.