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Guantanamo Bay detainee repatriated to native country of Algeria

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Washington, DC The Department of Defense announced Saturday the repatriation of Sufiyan Barhoumi from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba to his native county of Algeria. Barhoumi was cleared for transfer i...

Detainee in Iran with triple nationality who was released as part of deal with UK is sent back to jail 

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Tehran, Iran One of the three detained British-Iranians who were released as part of a deal signed by the UK has been returned to jail in Tehran, his lawyer told CNN Friday. Morad Tahbaz, who is also a US citizen, s...

Guantanamo detainee repatriated to mental health facility in Saudi Arabia

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Washington A Saudi detainee at the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was sent back to his home country for mental health treatment after being detained by the US government for more than 20 years, the Defen...

Guantanamo detainee to be transferred to mental health facility in Saudi Arabia

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The US government is set to transfer a detainee from the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba who authorities once alleged was an al-Qaeda operative who planned to be the "20th hijacker" on 9/11 but failed to ...

Military panel calls treatment of Guantanamo detainee ‘an affront to American values’

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A US military panel asked for clemency in the case against a Guantánamo detainee, saying in a letter obtained by CNN that the treatment the detainee has experienced while in US custody over the past almost two decad...

Biden admin tells Supreme Court that Guantanamo detainee can provide limited testimony

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The Biden administration has informed the Supreme Court that Abu Zubaydah, a former associate of Osama bin Laden who was subject to enhanced interrogation techniques in a CIA detention center and is currently held i...

Ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee warns America, praises Taliban in chilling video

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Ibrahim al Qosi, 60, pled guilty in 2010 to providing support for terrorism and al Qaeda in exchange for repatriation in 2012. He started to appear in al Qaeda videos just three years after his return.  The newest vi...

Taliban appoints former Guantanamo Bay detainee released under Obama to leadership post in Afghanistan

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According to congressional records, Omari was part of a five prisoner trade during the Obama administration in 2014 in exchange for captured American Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban for years aft...

Detainee says China has secret jail in Dubai, holds Uyghurs

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The woman, 26-year-old Wu Huan, was on the run to avoid extradition back to China because her fiancé was considered a Chinese dissident. Wu told The Associated Press she was abducted from a hotel in Dubai and detaine...

ICE failed to send detainee with ‘urgent’ medical need to hospital who later died, watchdog finds

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An Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainee in Mississippi with an urgent medical need was not sent to the hospital and later died, according to a Department of Homeland Security inspector general report obtaine...

US transfers Guantánamo Bay detainee to home country of Morocco

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A Moroccan man held in Guantánamo Bay for nearly 20 years has been transferred from the US detention facility to his native country of Morocco, the Department of Defense announced Monday, in what is believed to be t...

Law enforcement official told detainee who died that ‘you shouldn’t be able to breathe,’ lawsuit says

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A federal lawsuit has been filed in Tennessee by the daughter of a man who died while in jail custody in May 2020, according to the complaint. In the complaint filed in October 2020 and amended in February 2021, Do...

Supreme Court takes up state secrets dispute involving Guantanamo detainee

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Washington The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a case concerning Abu Zubaydah, an associate of Osama bin Laden, who is currently housed in Guantanamo Bay and whose lawyers are attempting to obtain classifie...

ICE detainee alleges officers beat him after he refused to comply with illegal deportation

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An Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainee claims that three agents attempted to deport him despite an order preventing his removal and allegedly beat him when he refused to board the plane, according to a laws...