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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." A Saudi plane fetched...
  • 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...
  • Soldier killed in Vietnam laid to rest 47 years later in Wisconsin

    KENOSHA, Wis. James VanBendegom was finally laid to rest in his hometown Tuesday morning the hometown he left in 1967 to fight in Vietnam. In a touching graveside ceremony at a Kenosha cemetery, VanBendegom was buried next to his father, who served in...
  • Guantanamo judge halts using female guards for one captive's legal meetings

    A Navy judge has ordered the Guantanamo prison to temporarily stop using female soldiers to move an Iraqi detainee to legal meetings a new practice, according to his lawyer, that has resulted in the war-on-terror captive twice being forced from a cell for...
  • Families of those missing in action fight time, bureaucracy

    In April 1943, when Ronald Norford was 10, his older brother Robert enlisted in the U.S. Navy and shipped out on a submarine patrolling the waters off Japan as World War Two was reaching full boil. "My mother made me a white dress Navy uniform, like...
  • Judge upholds force-feeding of Guantanamo hunger striker awaiting transfer

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba A federal judge has refused to intervene in the force-feeding of a hunger-striking prisoner awaiting his transfer from the U.S. prison for terrorism suspects, declaring that U.S. military medical staff do not show...
  • Defense Department event gives hope to loved ones of POWs, MIAs

    Defense Department event gives hope to loved ones of POWs, MIAs
    Despite having never met her uncle, Army Sgt. Frank Torigian, Glenda Frese has spent the last 15 years trying to bring his remains home from their unknown resting place in North Korea. Torigian went missing, and ultimately died, during the Korean War...
  • 'Camp X-Ray' is contained and attentive

    'Camp X-Ray' is contained and attentive
    *** (out of four) Making a movie about the imperfect circumstances—to put it mildly—at Guantanamo Bay is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel. Even those with minimal information about the controversial prison probably don’t presume...