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Prisoners and Detainees

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  • 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-...
  • Still Prisoners Unaccounted For

    In the editorial "Strike The Black Flag" [June 7], The Courant shows how little the staff knows about prisoners of war. Who is to say that Sgt. Bowie Bergadahl is "the last American prisoner of war"? How can you take such an important subject so lightly?...
  • Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants

    Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants
    The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives. "He was an...
  • 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...
  • Prison officials to decide whether to send 9/11 defendant's letter to Obama

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the man who bragged that he ran the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks "from A to Z," has written President Barack Obama about his views on the situation in Gaza and other current events. If the...
  • America's real patriots fought to expose and end torture

    America's real patriots fought to expose and end torture
    After more than a decade of denial and concealment on the part of our government, President Obama's recent acknowledgment that "we tortured some folks" felt like a milestone. Even in its spare, reductive phrasing, the president's statement opened up the...
  • Former POW Bergdahl begins desk duty in Texas

    Former POW Bergdahl begins desk duty in Texas
    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will take up a U.S. Army desk job in San Antonio after weeks of counseling following his release from five years of captivity by the Afghan Taliban, officials said on Monday. Bergdahl, who was freed in a prisoner exchange on May...
  • Louis Zamperini, inspiration for 'Unbroken,' dead at 97

    Louis Zamperini, inspiration for 'Unbroken,' dead at 97
    Louis Zamperini, an American prisoner of war in World War Two and Olympic runner whose life inspired the book and upcoming feature film "Unbroken," has died at age 97. Zamperini died after a 40-day bout with pneumonia, his family said on Thursday in a...
  • Harry Peterson, WWII veteran and food exec, dies

     Harry Peterson, WWII veteran and food exec, dies
    Harry M. "Top" Peterson wasn't much of a cook, his family said, but he knew the chemistry of food inside and out, and used that expertise to become an innovator in the food processing industry. After spending a year at Kraft Foods as a chemist in the...
  • Israelis see echo of Gilad Shalit in new seizure of a soldier in Gaza

    TEL AVIV, Israel When word went out Friday that Hadar Goldin, a 23-year-old second lieutenant in a squad dismantling tunnels in the Gaza Strip, had been captured by Hamas-affiliated gunmen, one name immediately came to Israeli minds: Gilad Shalit, the...