470 ABA Journal Guantanamo/Detainees articles.

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…

What Gitmo detainees are reading: John Grisham books allowed after ‘misunderstanding’

Two books by John Grisham—The King of Torts and The Innocent Man—are no longer off limits to a Guantanamo detainee.

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog (sub.…

John Grisham backs release of one of his fans, a Gitmo detainee

Nabil Hadjarab likes John Grisham’s books, but he isn’t allowed to read some of them because of their “impermissible content,” according to the author.

Hadjarab is a Guantanamo detainee, Grisham…

Pentagon will hold parole-type hearings for Gitmo detainees

The Pentagon is preparing to hold parole-board-style hearings for 71 Guantanamo detainees, two years after President Obama first ordered the reviews.

Retired Rear Adm. Norton Joerg is processing the cases,…

Obama is using drone strikes to replace Gitmo detentions, says ex-Bush administration lawyer

A former Bush administration lawyer claims President Barack Obama is relying on drone strikes to kill terrorists because he doesn’t want to capture them and send them to Guantanamo Bay.

4 GOP lawmakers push for Boston bombing suspect to be declared an enemy combatant

Four Republican lawmakers have urged President Obama to declare the captured Boston Marathon bombing suspect an enemy combatant while the investigation into the…

US tortured after 9/11, says independent Constitution Project panel report

In the most ambitious effort so far by an independent, bipartisan group to assess American detention and interrogation programs after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a Constitution Project

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