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Prisoners and Detainees

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  • Iraqi captive at Guantanamo gets Marine lawyer who invaded Iraq

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba An Iraqi prisoner accused of war crimes as commander of al-Qaida's resistance against the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan met for the first time Monday with the lawyer chosen by the Pentagon to defend him: a Marine lawyer...
  • Dozens join hunger strike for release of Egypt political prisoners

    CAIRO (Reuters) - Dozens of Egyptians have begun a hunger strike to demand the release of activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, a symbol of the 2011 uprising, and others they say are being unfairly detained in an effort to crush new-found freedoms. An Egyptian...
  • Ukraine military says 648 POWs freed by rebels so far under ceasefire

    KIEV (Reuters) - Pro-Russian separatists have released 648 Ukrainian prisoners of war so far under the terms of a ceasefire struck with government forces that came into effect last Friday, a Ukrainian military spokesman said on Tuesday. Andriy Lysenko...
  • Artillery attack challenges ceasefire in east Ukraine

    Artillery attack challenges ceasefire in east Ukraine
    Ukrainian government forces came under artillery fire late on Saturday near the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine, in the first serious violation of a ceasefire declared only about 30 hours earlier. The presidents of Russia and Ukraine had...
  • Islamic State says executes second Lebanese soldier

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have beheaded a captive Lebanese soldier, images published on social media showed on Saturday, the second Lebanese soldier to be killed in captivity by the group since it raided a Lebanese border town last month....
  • Islamic State militants behead captive Lebanese soldier: video

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for a few days this month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday. The...
  • U.S. moves prisoners from Afghanistan to Pakistan, Yemen

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has moved 11 new prisoners out of a military prison near the Afghan capital, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, as the Obama administration seeks to shut down a controversial detainee program in Afghanistan ahead of...
  • Iraq's Yazidis worry about relatives seized by Islamic State

    Iraq's Yazidis worry about relatives seized by Islamic State
    As fighting raged between Islamist extremists and armed residents of the northern Iraqi town of Qahtaniya, Abdal Ali Aliyas had a split-second decision to make. There were two roads leading to the countryside. Aliyas fled by the gravel road. His 18-...
  • With war underway in Ukraine, Russians don't like what little they learn

    BERLIN The secret funerals are back. So are motherly measures. Even soccer officials are sniping at each other. As the Ukrainian-Russian conflict enters its sixth month, there are signs from inside Russia that a nation's nerves are beginning to fray....
  • Pro-government Syrian activist arrested after rare public dissent

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian authorities have arrested a pro-government activist who launched a social media campaign calling on officials to provide information about hundreds of missing soldiers, residents and activists said on Monday. The arrest on...
  • Former POW Bergdahl seeks to return to civilian life, lawyer says

    Former POW Bergdahl seeks to return to civilian life, lawyer says
    SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Freed U.S. prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a captive of the Taliban in Afghanistan and now faces a U.S. Army probe into his conduct, wants to leave the military and return to civilian life, his lawyer said on...