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Washington state jury awards millions to immigrant detainees

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Washington, DC A jury in Washington state awarded $ 17.3 million in back pay to immigrants who were denied the minimum wage while working at a detention center, according to Adam Berger, an attorney representing the...

Federal judge finds DC jail warden in contempt, demands DOJ civil rights probe of Jan. 6 detainees

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"For the reasons stated in open court, it is adjudged that the Warden of the D.C. jail Wanda Patten and Director of the D.C. Department of Corrections Quincy Booth are in civil contempt of court," U.S. District Judge...

Sri Lankan detainees tortured while in custody, rights group alleges

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Political detainees in Sri Lanka are being tortured while in police and military custody, a human rights lawyer who wrote a report on alleged abuses said on Friday, days ahead of a United Nations human rights summit....

Former Bergdahl platoon member ‘horrified’ to see ex-Gitmo detainees serving in Afghan government

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"They spent so much time with us, they know our inner workings," Korder said when asked about what the former prisoners are capable of. "The one gentleman is supposed to be the mastermind behind the entire fall of Af...

9/11 mastermind, 4 other Guantanamo Bay detainees seen smiling during first group court appearance in 500 days

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The five detainees appeared in court together, smiling and in an apparently jovial mood, for the first time in 500 days due delays brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.  Mohammed and his co-defendants are charged w...

Hundreds of released Gitmo detainees back to killing Americans

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Meanwhile, President Biden is quietly freeing more of these terrorist suspects from the Guantanamo Bay prison, all to fulfill his old boss’ pledge to permanently close the facility in Cuba. Shortly after taking offic...

Australia immigration detainees dig tunnel in failed escape plot

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Brisbane, Australia Detainees at an immigration center in Australia spent five months digging an escape tunnel hidden beneath a chest of drawers in one of their rooms, a source within the country's immigration syste...

Georgia sheriff allegedly ordered his employees to use excessive force against detainees, federal indictment says

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The sheriff of a suburban Atlanta county has been indicted on federal civil rights charges for allegedly ordering his employees to use excessive force against four pretrial detainees, according to a release from the...

Violations at ICE facility threatened the health and safety of detainees, watchdog report says

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Detainees at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Arizona filed hundreds of grievances about mistreatment, including use-of-force incidents, according to a watchdog report obtained by CNN, whic...

Plan to vaccinate Guantanamo Bay detainees against Covid-19 has been paused

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An earlier plan to give Guantanamo Bay detainees the Covid-19 vaccine has been paused as of Saturday, according to a US Pentagon official. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said in a Saturday afternoon tweet that...

Families of US hostages and detainees look to Biden to keep up efforts to free loved ones

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As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take over from the outgoing Trump administration, the goal for the families of Americans unlawfully detained and held hostage abroad remains the same: to see their loved ones...