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A 100-day-old hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay prison for suspected terrorists has agitated international human rights advocates anew, prompting fresh calls worldwide for closure of the detention center that President Obama vowed to shutter more than...
WASHINGTON – President Obama said Tuesday he is renewing efforts to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and will search for members of Congress to help him get it done. “I’m going to go back at this,” Obama...
President Barack Obama's renewed request to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, confirms what the detainees have already shown with their hunger strike: Permanent detention at the U.S. naval station isn't viable as a matter of practicality or...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Prisons, Politics, Barack Obama, Libya
Re "Obama's Gitmo woes," Opinion, May 5 As a fan of Doyle McManus, I was disappointed to read his claim that most of the detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay were anti-American extremists when they were apprehended. Our own government has...
For decades, American politicians have denounced human rights violations in Cuba. With good cause, they've accused the Castro brothers of rounding up political prisoners, torturing them, and detaining them for years with no charges filed and no access...
When he ran for president, Barack Obama laid out the case against the detention of inmates at Guantanamo Bay: "It is expensive. It is inefficient. It hurts us in terms of our international standing. It lessens cooperation with our allies on...
The hunger strike by inmates protesting conditions at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba is forcing the Obama administration to revisit its policy of indefinite detention without trial for terrorist suspects. It's about time. As Mr. Obama noted...
WASHINGTON -- It's never a good sign for a president when he feels compelled to assure the public he still has a pulse. This is the unenviable position President Obama was in Tuesday morning when he held a news conference in the White House briefing...
WASHINGTON — Confronted with a mass hunger strike and the use of forced feedings to keep inmates from starving, President Obama broke a long silence on the military prison for suspected foreign terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, declaring it "not...
Orlando Sentinel Editorial BoardPresident Obama said in a news conference this week that he was directing his staff to re-launch his effort to close the U.S. detention center for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and would look for allies in Congress to help. The prison...
Tags: Politics, Prisons, Terrorism, Human Rights, Elections
As a teenager in the mid-1990s, he moved with his parents to the United States from Pakistan. The family sought and received political asylum. They settled in Baltimore County and operated a gas station. The boy attended Owings Mills High School. His...
Re "Obama renews call to close prison," May 1 The slogan "Close Guantanamo" obscures as much as it illuminates. To be sure, the prison there must close, for as President Obama said this week, it is an affront to American values, our global standing...
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