Guantánamo

Changing the Charges. Changing the Game.

By Nusrat Choudhury, Staff Attorney, ACLU Racial Justice Program at 3:32pm
(Originally posted on Daily Kos.)

From Gitmo to Bagram: From Bad to Worse?

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 11:57am

Thanksgiving weekend's big national security story was the continuing operation of a "black jail" at Bagram, where detainees are held for weeks in completely secret detention. Not even the Red Cross is notified about or given access to…

Maintaining the Status Quo

By Jennifer Turner, Human Rights Researcher, Human Rights Program, ACLU at 2:15pm

(Originally posted on Daily Kos.)

It seemed to be business as usual Wednesday, as we filed into the courtroom at Guantánamo Bay for Afghan Mohammed Kamin's pre-trial hearing before the military commission here. Attorney General Eric…

Tuesday Brings Good (Yes, Good) Guantánamo News in Congress

By Ian S. Thompson, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 5:28pm

Earlier this afternoon, the Senate voted to table (a fancy word for defeating) an amendment that was proposed by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) to the military construction appropriations bill. The Inhofe Amendment would have prohibited the Department…

From Gitmo to Illinois?

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 5:37pm

Over the weekend, an unnamed White House official leaked word that the under-used Thomson Maximum Security Correction Center in Carroll County, Illinois, 150-miles west of Chicago, could be the new home of some of the remaining 200-plus…

What About Khadr?

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 4:40pm

With today's announcement that the Justice Department will move five of the men accused of 9/11 crimes to federal court in New York, the question still remains about one of the other high-profile detainees: Omar Khadr.

The world knows Khadr…

A Victory for the Rule of Law. Kind of.

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 3:45pm

Earlier today, Attorney General Eric Holder officially announced that the five defendants represented by the John Adams Project who have been charged in the 9/11 attacks will be tried in federal court, rather than in the unconstitutional Guantánamo…

9/11 Families Ask for True Justice

By Joel Engardio, ACLU at 1:38pm

A new ACLU video features family members of 9/11 victims calling for federal trials of terrorism suspects.

Please note that by playing this clip You Tube and Google…

Close it Right: Guantánamo Must Be Shut Down Quickly And Properly

By Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director, ACLU at 6:05pm

(Originally posted on Huffington Post.)

On January 22, 2009, his second full day in office, President Obama issued an executive order mandating that the prison camp at Guantánamo Bay be closed within a year. Well, the clock’s…

"We Will Close Guantánamo"

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 6:05pm

November 16 is the Obama administration's self-imposed deadline to decide whether it will prosecute any of the detainees currently being held at Guantánamo in federal court.

According to news reports, there are still 215 detainees…

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