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Prisoners and Detainees

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  • US releases 'forever prisoner' from Guantanamo to Saudis

    The U.S. military released to Saudi Arabia this week a captive who was held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a dozen years, was never charged with a crime but was categorized for a time as a "forever prisoner."
  • Detention at Guantanamo grinds on: 13 years and counting, 148 captives remain

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba The detainee in the cage outside the prison hospital psych ward never broke stride on a treadmill as a knot of reporters went past. Thunk, thunk, thunk, went his feet as he kept the beat behind green sniper netting that...

    Deal reportedly reached to free captured Colombian general

    Deal reportedly reached to free captured Colombian general
    Countries assisting peace talks between Colombia's government and leftist rebels said Wednesday night that an agreement had been reached to free a general whose capture jeopardized the negotiations. A joint statement from Cuba and Norway said the two...

    Guantanamo censors restore 'females' to prison guard hearing argument

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, CUBA Censors have restored the words "female" and "male" to a public version of a legal motion being argued at the war court this week over whether a captive can invoke Islam and refuse to be shackled by a woman. Several...

    Obama-Suu Kyi visit in Myanmar reflects warmth and differences

    They greeted each other with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, and then Friday’s meeting between President Obama and Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi quickly moved beyond pleasantries. He suggested she speak out more forcefully on behalf...