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Original Guantanamo Commander Wants Prison Closed

The original commander at Guantanamo says the site should be closed in 2014. In a recent op-ed for the <i>Detroit Free Press</i>, Marine Major General …

Industrial band Skinny Puppy demand $666,000 after music is used in Guantánamo torture

A Canadian electro-industrial band is asking for thousands of dollars in royalties after learning that the US military used their music to torture prisoners at Guantánamo Bay. Skinny Puppy claim they filed a $666,000 (£368,000) bill with America'd defence department.<p>"We sent them an invoice for our …

Bin Laden's ex-bodyguard cleared for release from Guantanamo

WASHINGTON — A former bodyguard for Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the first in a series of review hearings that the Obama administration is holding to speed up the eventual closure of the U.S. military prison for terrorist detainees, the …

Close Guantánamo prison, says first US commander on 12th anniversary

On the 12th anniversary of the arrival of the first prisoners at the US detention facility at Guantánamo Bay, the first commanding general of the base has said that it should be closed.<p>In a statement released by the advocacy organisation Human Rights First, Major General Michael Lehnert – who has …

Force-feeding at Guantánamo Bay puts pressure on Obama to close prison

Controversy over the Guantánamo Bay detention camp has intensified as United Nations experts condemned the force-feeding of hunger-striking inmates by the US, and a former White House lawyer claimed that drone strikes are being used an alternative to detaining al-Qaida suspects.<p>With more than 100 …

OBAMA: Guantanamo Bay Is Not Necessary To Keep America Safe

"The notion that we're going to keep over 100 individuals in a no-man's land in perpetuity ... is contrary to who we are," said Obama.<p>Obama has said his previous efforts to close the base were stymied in Congress. Less well-known is that Congress blocked Obama's efforts to close Gitmo because his …