Tag: Guantanamo Bay

Trump Ready To Lift Ban On C.I.A. ‘Black Site’ Prisons

President Trump is preparing a sweeping executive order that would clear the way for the C.I.A. to reopen overseas “black site” prisons, like those where it detained and tortured terrorism suspects before former President Barack Obama shut them down. President Trump’s three-page draft order, titled “Detention and Interrogation of Enemy Combatants” and obtained by The…

15 Guantanamo Inmates Sent To UAE [VIDEO]

The Pentagon announced Monday that 15 detainees at the prison at Guantanamo Bay have been sent to the United Arab Emirates as part of the Obama administration’s plans to close the facility. Twelve of the prisoners transferred out are from Yemen, and three are from Afghanistan, an official told the Associated Press. “The United States…

Obama Delivers Plan on Closing Guantanamo Bay [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama on Tuesday will present a long-awaited plan to Congress to shut down the controversial detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. He is expected to discuss Guantanamo from the Roosevelt Room at 10:30 a.m. ET, the White House said. U.S. officials say the long-awaited plan, which has been on Obama’s agenda since he took…

Mistaken Identity Kept Detainee At Guantanamo Bay For 13 Years [VIDEO]

The U.S. government admitted Tuesday that Guantanamo detainee Mustafa Abd-al-Qawi Abd-al-Aziz al-Shamiri has been held for 13 years in a case of mistaken identity. “We now judge that these activities were carried out by other known extremists” with similar names, according to a document submitted Tuesday. Al-Shamiri “probably took explosives training at a camp in…