ICNA CSJ Participates in Close Guantanamo Rally At the White House

ICNA CSJ participated today in the close Guantanamo rally in front of the White House. Today marks the 14th anniversary of the first prisoners arriving at the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. The event was organized by Witness Against Torture, which works with various organizations in trying to shut down Guantanamo. The event was quite successful and many showed up despite … Read more ICNA CSJ Participates in Close Guantanamo Rally At the White House

Guantánamo Bay: The Hunger Strikes

Source: The Guardian In March 2013, reports of a hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay, the US detention camp in Cuba, began to surface. Details were sketchy and were contradicted by statements from the US military. Using testimony from Shaker Aamer and four other detainees, this animated film reveals the daily brutality of life inside Guantánamo. Voiced by Peter Capaldi and … Read more Guantánamo Bay: The Hunger Strikes

Shaker Aamer, UK’s Last Detainee in Guantánamo Bay, to Be Freed

Source: The Guardian Shaker Aamer, the last British resident left in US captivity in Guantánamo Bay, is to be released after 13 years during which he was accused of being a terrorist but never charged. Aamer will be free after Barack Obama’s administration informed the US Congress that it intended to release him back to the UK, where Aamer has … Read more Shaker Aamer, UK’s Last Detainee in Guantánamo Bay, to Be Freed

Obama’s Guantanamo Prison Closing Plan in Final Drafting

Source: Bloomberg.com The Obama administration is nearing completion of a plan to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, that it will then send to Congress, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said. The plan will shutter the facility in a safe and responsible way, Earnest told reporters on Wednesday. President Barack Obama, who leaves office in less … Read more Obama’s Guantanamo Prison Closing Plan in Final Drafting

McCain prepared to help Obama close Guantanamo

Source: CNN.COM An unlikely ally is offering a glimmer of hope that President Barack Obama can make good on his vow to close Guantanamo Bay before leaving office. Republican Sen. John McCain, a fierce critic of Obama’s foreign policy, is about to take the chairmanship of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee. He says it’s still possible the war on … Read more McCain prepared to help Obama close Guantanamo

Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag

Source: CNN.COM I’ve heard that the Senate report on CIA torture is 6,000 pages long. My story, though, takes place elsewhere: in Guantanamo, away from the CIA program that the report covers. The 6,000 pages of the Senate report are just the start of what Americans have to accept happened in their name. It starts and ends in the silence … Read more Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag