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Biden released a 19-year detainee from Guantanamo Bay whom Trump kept detained for 4 years despite being cleared for release


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Biden released a 19-year detainee from Guantanamo Bay whom Trump kept detained for 4 years despite being cleared for release


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Expect White House to face ‘a lot of pressure’ on Guantánamo amid Afghanistan withdrawal, defense attorney says


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Donald Trump ‘wanted to send Americans infected with coronavirus to Guantanamo’, new book claims


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US shuts once-secret Guantanamo prison unit, moves prisoners


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Biden will try to close Guantanamo after ‘robust’ review


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Pentagon pauses ‘absurd’ plan to give Guantánamo prisoners Covid vaccine


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Biden’s win means some Guantanamo prisoners may be released


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Guantanamo trial of Cole bombing suspect halted

Guantanamo trial of Cole bombing suspect haltedThe Guantanamo trial of the chief suspect in the deadly 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen was shut down Friday as defense lawyers refused to return to the case, Pentagon officials said. Military commissions judge Air Force Colonel Vance Spath halted the case, which could lead to the death penalty for Abdel Rahim al-Nashiri, in frustration that he could not compel Nashiri’s main lawyers to show up in court. “The USS Cole bombing trial … military judge has abated indefinitely the pre-trial proceedings,” Pentagon spokeswoman Commander Sarah Higgins said.



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Former Guantanamo inmate killed in US strike in Yemen

Former Guantanamo inmate killed in US strike in YemenA former Guantanamo Bay inmate was killed in a US air strike in Yemen last week, the Defense Department said Monday, as part of a stepped-up campaign against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. “We can confirm the death of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Yasir al-Silmi,” Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis said. Silmi, also known as Mohammed Tahar, had been incarcerated at the notorious US military prison in Cuba from 2002 to December 2009, when he was repatriated to Yemen.



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