October 20, 2019

House Votes to Halt Gitmo Detainee Transfers

Editor’s Note: Story by the Associated Press; curated by Jon Street. WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday backed election-year legislation that temporarily would halt the transfer of more detainees from the U.S. naval prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. AFP/Getty Images The bill, which passed by a 244-174 vote, would bar the federal government from […]

Unreal: Obama Frees Gitmo Detainee Who Vowed to ‘Kill As Many Americans As He Could’ Upon Release

In President Obama’s quest to shut down Guantanamo Bay, his administration is continuing apace in releasing detainees. We’re only 13 days into the new year and four have already been released, including 40-year-old Muhammad al Rahman al-Shumrani. Al-Shumrani’s transfer back to his home country of Saudi Arabia is particularly troublesome because he’s already made it […]

Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Now An al Qaeda Leader In Yemen

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a new video featuring a former Guantanamo detainee, Ibrahim Qosi, who is also known as Sheikh Khubayb al Sudani. In July 2010, Qosi plead guilty to charges of conspiracy and material support for terrorism before a military commission. His plea was part of a deal in which […]

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