Guantánamo

Guantánamo Plea Deal Tainted by Torture

Guantánamo Plea Deal Tainted by Torture

By Zachary Katznelson, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project at 12:42pm

Former CIA prisoner Majid Khan has pled guilty and agreed to testify against other Guantánamo prisoners in exchange for a sentence of no more than 19 years.

Holes in GOP Guantánamo Report Only Highlight the True Problems

By Zachary Katznelson, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project at 1:59pm

The republicans on the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations released a report today rehashing old accusations about Guantánamo prisoner "recidivism." The report criticizes the Bush and Obama administrations…

Report from Guantánamo Hearings: When Due Process is a Matter of Life and Death

Report from Guantánamo Hearings: When Due Process is a Matter of Life and Death

By Devon Chaffee, Legislative Policy Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 4:39pm

After two lengthy days of arguments, the al-Nashiri case seems hardly closer to coming to trial. Defense counsel suggested the trial wouldn't even begin until 2015.

Guantánamo and the Death Penalty: Two Terrible Ideas Come Together

Guantánamo and the Death Penalty: Two Terrible Ideas Come Together

By Denny LeBoeuf, Capital Punishment Project at 1:38pm

The "new" military commission has a new motto: "Fairness, Transparency, Justice." But this week is all about a system that cannot seem to provide basic rights to a defendant.

Guantánamo Chief Defense Lawyer Orders His Attorneys: Don't Agree to Monitoring

Guantánamo Chief Defense Lawyer Orders His Attorneys: Don't Agree to Monitoring

By Zachary Katznelson, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project at 5:12pm

Ten years on, Guantánamo authorities are back to their old tricks, throwing up roadblocks to fair trials. But now the top defense lawyer for the controversial Guantánamo military commission system has ordered the attorneys under his…

ACLU Studio: An Innocent Man in Guantánamo

ACLU Studio: An Innocent Man in Guantánamo

By David Felsen, ACLU at 10:54am

Former Guantánamo detainee Lakhdar Boumediene speaks about the 7 1/2 years he spent in detention without charge or trial.

Check Out Our "Close Gitmo" Activist Toolkit!

Check Out Our "Close Gitmo" Activist Toolkit!

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:45pm

Tomorrow marks 10 years since the first prisoners were sent to the prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, making it the longest-standing war prison in U.S. history.

To learn how you can amplify the call to close Guantánamo, once…

INFOGRAPHIC: Guantánamo by the Numbers

INFOGRAPHIC: Guantánamo by the Numbers

By Ateqah Khaki at 4:48pm

Our new infographic illustrates how, over the past decade, the prison camp has become a symbol of injustice, abuse and disregard for the rule of law.

Injustice at Guantánamo: Past and Present

Injustice at Guantánamo: Past and Present

By Zachary Katznelson, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU National Security Project at 10:38am

Wednesday marks 10 years since the prison at Guantánamo Bay opened. Former detainee Lakhdar Boumediene tells the harrowing tale of the 7 1/2 years he spent imprisoned there.

ACLU in Court Defending the Freedom of Speech for Ex-Gitmo Prosecutor

By Josh Bell, Media Strategist, ACLU at 3:19pm

Today the ACLU was in court arguing that the Library of Congress violated Col. Morris Davis’s First Amendment rights when it fired him from his job at the Congressional Research Service (CRS) because of opinion pieces he wrote criticizing…

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