The complex situation represented by Guantanamo Bay and the detainees there along with other detention centers around the world continues to attract the attention of news outlets across the globe. Some reports repeat themselves, while others are new to the scene.
We feel that we should do everything possible to support the United States, and we can't expect them to fight for all of us single-handedly.
In Afghanistan a Taliban leader, Mulla Abdul Salam Zaeef, claims abusive treatment in American detention. Zaeef was held both in Afghanistan at Bagram Air Base and at Guantanamo Bay. He spoke his feelings about his mistreatmentsaying
Anyone in the world, to be deprived of any kind of human rights, any kind of justice -- he becomes angry, so he will try to get revenge
The United States cannot expect other countries to take detainees into custody without doing the same.
Some resistance to moving detainees to American soil is still to be found. Megan Gilliland of Leavenworth, KS, is assistant to the city manager and public information officer for the city of Leavenworth.
Housing Guantanamo detainees would significantly change current operations and the overall mission of the fort.
Congress including many Democrats says to Obama, show us a plan before we give you money for closing Guantanamo.
Democrats and Republicans alike have pushed Obama for specifics on how he could keep a promise to close its Guantanamo prison by early 2010. In a sharp rebuke, lawmakers last week denied Obama's request for $81 million to move suspected terrorists to undetermined alternatives.
The final decisions and choices continue to change on a near daily basis. What will be the final outcome remains to be seen today.
House panel hears torture allegations by ex-Guantanamo detainee [JURIST] Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Murat Kurnaz [Amnesty profile; JURIST news archive], a Turkish citizen born in Germany, testified Tuesday before a US House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight regarding torture he allegedly suffered [subcommittee materials] while in US custody in Afghanistan and at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news
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