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US President Barack Obama has ordered the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison camp as well as all overseas CIA detention centres for terror suspects.

2009-01-22

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Foreign suspects held in Guantanamo Bay have the right to challenge their detention in US civilian courts, the US Supreme Court has ruled.

2008-06-12

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It calls on the US to either put the inmates on trial or release them and close down the centre. The investigators also call for the prosecution of US officials who may have been involved in torture. The UN's most senior human rights official was also scathing about alleged CIA detention centres and the practice of extraordinary rendition. They were, she insisted, a complete repudiation of the law. And she was highly critical of...

2006-02-16

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As expected - and as fervently hoped by civil liberties lawyers - the US Supreme Court has ruled that Guantanamo Bay is not a legal black hole. The Bush administration has argued consistently that inmates held there have no right to challenge the conditions of their detention because the US courts do not have jurisdiction over the base. That position has now been declared untenable by the nine Supreme Court judges.

2004-06-28

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Cuba has for the first time attacked the use of Guantanamo Bay as a centre for detaining people the US suspects of links to the Taleban and al-Qaeda.

2003-12-27

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Sacrificing human rights in the name of security at home, turning a blind eye to abuses abroad and using pre-emptive military force where and when it chooses, have neither increased security nor ensured liberty.

2004-05-26

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The Bush administration has suffered two legal setbacks in its efforts to curtail the rights of those it accuses of being involved in terrorism. A federal appeals court has ruled US authorities do not have the power to detain a US citizen seized on US soil as an "enemy combatant". And a court said detainees being held by the US military at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba should have access to lawyers...

2003-12-18

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The controversial whistle-blowing site Wilileaks has released a cache of 250,000 secret messages sent by US diplomatic staff. Here are some of the key issues the documents reveal, as reported by the New York Times and Guardian newspapers.

2010-11-28

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Files obtained by the website Wikileaks have revealed that the US believed many of those held at Guantanamo Bay were innocent or only low-level operatives.

2011-04-25

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The US has formally sent to trial five suspected al-Qaeda militants believed to have planned the 9/11 terror attacks.

2012-04-04

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In what is the first ever conviction of its kind anywhere in the world, the former US President and seven key members of his administration were yesterday (Fri) found guilty of war crimes. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and their legal advisers Alberto Gonzales, David Addington, William Haynes, Jay Bybee and John Yoo were tried in absentia in Malaysia.

2012-05-12

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