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Prisoners and Detainees

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  • Guantanamo prison hit by TB scare over the summer

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba As the U.S. military was grappling with the long-running prisoner hunger strike last year, U.S. Army guards and other detention center staff were simultaneously shaken by a tuberculosis scare, the prison camps commander...
  • 'Homeland' Format Set For Korean Remake

    HONG KONG - "Prisoners of War," the Israeli series that was adapted as "Homeland," has been licensed as a format for South Korean remake. The rights were sold by Keshet International to Star J Entertainment. The show is to be produced in partnership with...
  • U.S. says freed Afghan prisoners are a threat to civilians, troops

    KABUL, Afghanistan — Over strong U.S. objections, Afghanistan on Thursday released 65 prisoners it has said it cannot prosecute despite American warnings that they could return to attacking coalition forces and civilians. The U.S. military had...
  • U.S. complains that Afghanistan releasing dangerous prisoners

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The U.S. military on Tuesday slammed Afghanistan for continuing to order the release of prisoners who the United States believes are dangerous, but who Afghan officials say cannot be prosecuted because authorities lack evidence....
  • Rights group: Egypt turns blind eye to human trafficking in Sinai

    Rights group: Egypt turns blind eye to human trafficking in Sinai
    CAIRO -- Scarred, terrified and systematically tortured, the victims of human traffickers in the Sinai peninsula have been largely abandoned to their fate by Egyptian authorities, a leading human rights group alleged in a report released Tuesday. The...
  • Guantanamo detainee cites POW stipulation in bid for freedom

    WASHINGTON — A Kuwaiti detainee at Guantanamo Bay is mounting a novel legal challenge to win his release, arguing in a federal lawsuit that he should be freed when U.S. combat troops pull out of Afghanistan because international law stipulates...
  • Guantanamo review boards to become partly public

    WASHINGTON — He was selling vegetables in Yemen at age 16 when he first embraced jihad, rising quickly in Al Qaeda and eventually being tapped for a Sept. 11, 2001, suicide operation in Asia that was scrapped in favor of the airplane attacks in...
  • Photos may provide evidence of torture, killing of Syria detainees

    Photos may provide evidence of torture, killing of Syria detainees
    With peace talks due to begin this week in Switzerland, a report lays out new evidence that the Syrian government engaged in the “systematic torture and killing” of detainees that it says could support charges of war crimes and crimes...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi, and Myanmar, faces an uncertain future

    NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar — The Lady, uncharacteristically, is late. But she is unflustered, graciously indulging the pack of photographers that follows as she glides out of her car, up a granite staircase and into her seat in the grand assembly hall....
  • Veteran's detention in North Korea highlights wartime guerrilla unit

    BEIJING -- Merrill Newman is the newest POW from the Korean War -- no matter that the war ended 60 years ago. The 85-year-old veteran and retired tech executive from Palo Alto was arrested Oct. 26 at the end of a 10-day visit to North Korea. After a...
  • Struggle for freedom still vibrant among Cubans

    Back in 1978 and 1979, I covered the release of 3,600 Cuban political prisoners. Many had been in jail for close to 20 years, yet their spirit was never broken. In exile they continued to fight against the Cuban Communist regime. They protested the...