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476 ABA Journal Guantanamo/Detainees articles.

Defense Department wants group to lift ban on psychologists’ participation in interrogations

The Department of Defense is asking the American Psychological Association to lift its blanket ban on psychologists participating in national security interrogations for the military and intelligence agencies.

A Defense…

14 years after Sept. 11 attacks, families of victims and others await justice

Fourteen years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the legal system is still dealing with those alleged to be responsible for the hijacked commercial airlines that crashed into the…

Guantanamo lawyer’s concerns about cancer cluster are being investigated

A Guantanamo lawyer’s request for an investigation into cancer deaths among those working on detainee trials has gotten the attention of the U.S. Navy.

Guantanamo base spokeswoman Kelly Wirfel said…

Federal appeals court narrows the type of crimes that can be tried by military commissions

A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the conspiracy conviction of Osama bin Laden’s spokesperson in an opinion that narrowed the types of crimes that can be tried by military…

John Paul Stevens says some held at Gitmo should get reparations from US government

Just as the U.S. government paid reparations to citizens of Japanese descent interned during World War II, it should now consider doing so to some individuals held at the U.S…

Army soldier Bowe Bergdahl, rescued by US through Gitmo prisoner swap, is charged with desertion

Captured by the Taliban in 2009 after disappearing from his post in Afghanistan, an American soldier was then rescued last year in a controversial prisoner exchange. Now he has been…

Court interpreter at Gitmo trial for accused 9/11 slayers worked at CIA ‘black site,’ defendants say

The first hearing since August in a military case against five men accused of playing a role in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks came to a sudden halt Monday.

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Senate torture report released; CIA lawyers mulled how to improve acceptance of harsh techniques

Updated: The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee has released a critical report on CIA interrogations on terrorism suspects that were so harsh that some of its officers began questioning their legality.

Obama reportedly weighs executive action to bypass congressional obstacle and close Guantanamo

President Barack Obama is said to be unwavering in his commitment to close the Guantanamo detention facility, so much so that the White House is drafting options that would allow…

Videos of forced feedings at Gitmo must be released, federal judge rules

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ordered the release of 28 videos showing a Guantanamo detainee’s forced feedings and removals from his cell.

U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler cited…

Defense lawyers can’t see secret order on secret motions in cases against alleged terrorist plotters

A Guantanamo judge has issued a secret order on two secret prosecution motions in the cases of detainees accused of plotting the USS Cole bombing and the Sept. 11 attacks.

White House says notice law didn’t apply in ‘unique circumstances’ of detainee swap

The White House is offering an explanation for President Obama’s decision to authorize a detainee swap freeing Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without notice to Congress.

A federal law requires the secretary…

Report: Secret order by military judge requires CIA to reveal ‘black site’ info in USS Cole case

A secret order filed under seal by a military judge in the USS Cole bombing case orders the Central Intelligence Agency to reveal to the defense so-called “black site” details…

Secret Gitmo camp violates Geneva Conventions, lawyer says after visit

A defense lawyer allowed access to a secret camp that is part of the Guantanamo Bay prison has said he plans to challenge the conditions of the facility.

James Connell…

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