Fayiz Al-Kandari, Last Kuwaiti in Guantánamo, And A Saudi Prisoner Ask Review Boards To Send Them Home – OpEd

Since November 2013, 17 prisoners at Guantánamo have had their cases reviewed by Periodic Review Boards, panels consisting of representatives of the Departments of State, Defense, Justice and Homeland Security, as well as the office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The review boards are — … Continue reading Fayiz Al-Kandari, Last Kuwaiti in Guantánamo, And A Saudi Prisoner Ask Review Boards To Send Them Home – OpEd

Does President Obama Still Have A Plan For Closing Guantánamo? – OpEd

Recently, there was a brief flurry of media interest in Guantánamo after the New York Times published an article by Charlie Savage entitled, “Obama’s Plan for Guantánamo Is Seen Faltering.” Savage noted how the Obama administration’s “fitful effort” to shut down the prison at Guantánamo “is collapsing again,” pointing out how, in his first six … Continue reading Does President Obama Still Have A Plan For Closing Guantánamo? – OpEd

“No Indefinite Detention At Guantánamo,” US Claims, Defying Reality – OpEd

We live in surreal times. President Obama, who promised “hope and change,” has, instead, proven to be a worthy successor to George W. Bush as a warmonger and a defender of those in positions of power and authority who authorized the use of torture. In addition, when it comes to another hallmark of Bush-era crimes … Continue reading “No Indefinite Detention At Guantánamo,” US Claims, Defying Reality – OpEd

Canada’s Shameful And Unending Disdain For Omar Khadr – OpEd

Three months ago, Omar Khadr, the Canadian citizen seized as a child and held and abused by the US government in Guantánamo for ten years, was returned to Canada, where he now languishes in a maximum-security prison. Technically, the Canadian government is entitled to imprison him for another five years and ten months, according to … Continue reading Canada’s Shameful And Unending Disdain For Omar Khadr – OpEd

Torture, Torture Everywhere – OpEd

For those of us who have been arguing for years that senior officials and lawyers in the Bush administration must be held accountable for the torture program they introduced and used in their “war on terror,” last week was a very interesting week indeed, as developments took place in Strasbourg, in London and in Washington … Continue reading Torture, Torture Everywhere – OpEd