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Prisoners and Detainees

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  • 'Twilight's' Kristen Stewart captures soul-numbing work of Guant�namo guards in 'Camp X-Ray'

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Marine general who opened Camp X-Ray at Guantanamo Bay Navy base in 2002 called guarding detainees there a "soul-numbing experience." "I think that we need to be very careful that these young people, the guards themselves,...
  • War court censors word 'female' in legal argument

    MIAMI A controversy has roiled the war-on-terror prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for weeks now over the recent use of female guards to shuttle devout Muslim captives to legal appointments. But the war court censor doesn't want you know that the issue...
  • Guantanamo board says Saudi captive can go home

    A U.S. national security panel has approved for release from Guantanamo a long-held prisoner whose advocates argued was less of a risk at-large than the five Taliban captives sent to Qatar in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in May. Muhammed Zahrani,...
  • Oklahoma attorney general seeks delay of three upcoming executions

    Citing a lack of necessary drugs and the need for additional training of corrections employees after a botched execution in April, Oklahoma Atty. Gen. Scott Pruitt wants to delay three upcoming executions scheduled to take place by the end of the year. ...
  • K-Stew holds her own in a soldier's world in 'Camp X-Ray'

    Much respect for Kristen Stewart, the "Twilight" star who could have contented herself with "Snow White" films or globe trotting, nibbling on bonbons and dating the rich and the beautiful for the rest of her life. Instead, she's doing daring indie fare...
  • New coed guard duty causing ruckus at Guantanamo high-value prison

    MIAMI The military now has female soldiers escorting former CIA captives around Guantanamo's high-value prison, an apparent personnel change that defense lawyers say is causing an uproar over religious insensitivity. When one captive who had just...
  • Islamic State has offered to trade hostages for imprisoned 'superstar'

    Islamic State has offered to trade hostages for imprisoned 'superstar'
    For months, Islamic State militants have engaged in a high-stakes game of deadly extortion, threatening to behead American captives they are holding in the Middle East unless their demands are met, including an end to U.S. airstrikes targeting their...
  • Federal court hearing examines Guant�namo hunger-strike policy

    WASHINGTON When a federal judge investigates Guantanamo hunger-strike policy Monday, she'll be hearing from two doctors who spent 14 hours with Abu Wa'el Dhiab, a Syrian captive awaiting resettlement in Uruguay who estimates that prison guards have forced...
  • Iranian woman facing death penalty may be spared

    An Iranian woman facing a death sentence in a murder case that some have labeled a miscarriage of justice may be spared the gallows, Iranian judicial officials said Monday. Authorities were seeking consent from the family of the victim to vacate the...
  • Federal court hearing examines Guantanamo hunger-strike policy

    WASHINGTON A government attorney announced Monday that the U.S. military has issued a wheelchair to a long-term hunger striker to transport him to his Guantanamo Bay forced-feedings as a federal judge opened a rare hearing scrutinizing health care at...
  • 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...