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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...

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 Bay pretrial hearings for 9/11 suspects to begin this week

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The hearings – which are expected to be mostly administrative matters with the defendants unlikely to speak all week – are the latest attempt to advance a case that has been bogged down for years over legal challenge...

US sends home suspected 20th 9/11 hijacker from Guantanamo

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Mohammad Ahmad al-Qahtani was flown back to Saudi Arabia, to a treatment facility, from the U.S. base in Cuba after a review board including military and intelligence officials concluded he could be safely released a...

Pretrial hearings for alleged 9/11 plotters set to resume at Guantanamo this week

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Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Pretrial hearings in the case of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who has been accused of being the lead plotter behind the September 11 attacks, and four other detainees held at Guantanamo Bay are set to...

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...

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...

Alleged 9/11 plotters, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, appear at Guantanamo pretrial hearing

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Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Five alleged 9/11 plotters, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed who has been called the mastermind behind the September 11 terrorist attacks, appeared in a military court for a pretrial hearing in G...

9/11 family that watched Khalid Sheik Mohammad trial in 2009 at Guantanamo Bay hopes for verdict

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Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Don Arias watched the beginning of Mohammed's trial from behind a thick pane of glass with his sister in 2009 at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. He remembers attorneys arguing over whether the...

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...

New Guantanamo Bay judge presiding over 9/11 architect’s case faces more questions about qualifications

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The pretrial hearings, which resumed Friday, in the case involving 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed are the latest attempt to advance a case that has been bogged down about a decade amid legal challenges.  Air ...

US shuts once-secret Guantanamo prison unit, moves prisoners

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The prisoners at Camp 7 were transferred to a facility adjacent to where the other detainees on the base are held as part of what U.S. Southern Command said in a statement was an effort to "increase operational effic...

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...

‘The Mauritanian’ star Benedict Cumberbatch calls on Joe Biden to close down Guantanamo Bay

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The actor produced the drama and portrays Lt. Colonel Stuart Couch. "The Mauritanian" is based on the memoir by real-life Guantanamo Bay prisoner Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who was suspected of organizing the 9/11 attacks...

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...

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...

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