Guantánamo

Canadian Court Finds Khadr's Rights Were Violated

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 4:34pm
Today the Canadian Supreme Court found that Guantánamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr's rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights were violated by the Canadian officials who interrogated him during his detention in U.S. custody. The court stopped short of ordering the Canadian government to repatriate Khadr, which is unfortunate, because that's exactly what we think should happen next.

ACLU's Anthony Romero on Obama's First Year

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 4:05pm

ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero spoke with Glenn Greenwald for Salon Radio about the release of our report evaluating President Obama's first year in office. Speaking specifically about the president's failure to meet his own deadline to…

End It. Close It.

By Ateqah Khaki at 4:06pm

Today, the Obama administration missed its own deadline to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay. As you might recall, a year ago on his second full day in office, President Obama signed an executive order to close the prison within a year. Not…

Closing Guantánamo: A Deadline Missed

By Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director, ACLU at 1:09pm

Today an important deadline was missed. One of the most shameful chapters of American history was to have been brought to a close with the shuttering of the prison at Guantánamo Bay. President Obama's executive order to close the prison within…

Tweet to Close Gitmo!

Tweet to Close Gitmo!

By Ateqah Khaki at 11:20am

Today is the one-year anniversary of President Obama's commitment to close the prison at Guantánamo. Although the administration has already admitted it will miss its self-imposed deadline, the ACLU will continue to advocate for Guantánamo to be closed as soon as possible, and most importantly, to be closed correctly.

Justice Denied: Eight Years and Counting

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 2:05pm

Eight years ago today, a Department of Defense C-141 transport plane carrying 20 prisoners arrived in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. On that day, January 11, 2002, the naval base began operating as a detention center for men captured in President Bush's so-called "war on terror."

Coincidence? John Yoo on The Daily Show on Gitmo Anniversary

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 3:39pm

Monday marks the eighth anniversary of the day the first detainees arrived at Guantánamo, a place that now stands as a symbol of this country's disregard for human rights and the rule of law.

Coincidentally — or is it? —…

Gitmo Education

By Ateqah Khaki at 4:20pm

In light of new developments about the future of Guantánamo Bay and the fate of the men who remain imprisoned there, several recently released books will be vital to the impending national debate about the prison camp. Written by those…

Gitmo, Illinois

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 5:55pm

Today, President Obama ordered the federal government to purchase the Thomson Correctional Center, a maximum security prison in northwestern Illinois, and the new home for a "limited number" of detainees currently held at Guantánamo…

One Step Forward; Two Steps Back

By Nusrat Choudhury, Staff Attorney, ACLU Racial Justice Program at 4:25pm

(Originally posted on Daily Kos.)

An unavoidable consequence of creating a new and ad hoc justice system on the fly is that issues that would be simple and routine in an ordinary criminal trial end up raising questions that are novel and highly…

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