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Prisoners and Detainees

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  • 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,...
  • 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 demands for U.S. hostage cannot be met, parents say

    (Reuters) - The parents of an American hostage threatened with beheading by Islamic State militants said in an interview with "CBS This Morning" on Monday that they are unable to meet the financial and other demands of their son's captors. The parents of...
  • Australia's Flanagan takes Man Booker prize with war story

    LONDON (Reuters) - Australian novelist Richard Flanagan said that before winning the prestigious Man Booker prize for literature on Tuesday he had considered becoming a miner because he found it so difficult to make a living at his craft. Flanagan, 53,...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Only three political prisoners among thousands released in Myanmar

    YANGON (Reuters) - Only three political prisoners were among thousands of people granted amnesty by the Myanmar government this week and rights group said the release was apparently aimed at improving the country's image before a visit by the U.S....
  • 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...
  • Myanmar says it will release more than 3,000 prisoners

    YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar on Tuesday pledged to release thousands of prisoners a month before a Southeast Asian summit, which U.S. President Barack Obama and other leaders from outside the region are expected to attend. President Thein Sein pardoned 3,...
  • 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...