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Military Leaders Black Out Information on Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strike

In the past, Navy medics showed visiting reporters a restraint chair, a symbol of the hidden hunger strike at the detention center at the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, inside the hospital’s acute care unit. It was not on display during a media visit on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. This photo was approved for release by the U.S. military. WALTER MICHOT wmichot@miamiherald.com

Statistics on hunger strikes and forced feeds through nasal-gastric tubes have long been a useful tool in measuring unrest at Guantanamo Bay detainment facility.  At one point in 2013, the military disclosed that over 100 prisoners were on hunger strike and, at the height of their protest, 46 had been force-fed …

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After 13 Years At Guantanamo, Man Cleared by Parole Board In Case of Mistaken Identity

Detainee 434 Mustafa al Shamiri

Via Miami Herald: “The Guantánamo parole board on Thursday approved the release of a Yemeni “forever prisoner,” dismissing U.S. intelligence that imprisoned the man for 13 years at the Navy base in Cuba as “discredited.” The so-called Periodic Review Board heard the case of Mustafa al Shamiri, 37, on Dec. …

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Fewer than 100 prisoners left at Guantanamo Bay as 10 more are released to Oman

The interior of an unoccupied communal cellblock is seen at Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Bob Strong/Files

President Obama’s efforts to close down Guantanamo Bay military prison have at last brought the prisoner population below 100 at last. 93 prisoners remain as 10 Yemeni prisoners were released yesterday to Oman.  These ten form the largest single group relocated from the prison since Obama entered office in 2009.  Oman …

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Scott Walker on Steven Avery case: “I have made it my practice for the last five years to not issue pardons”

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The subject of Netflix’s wildly popular Making A Murderer does not stand a chance to be pardoned. “Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said over the weekend that he would never pardon Steven Avery — or anyone else for that matter — because it would “undermine” the criminal justice system.” —Full …

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Father of slain 19-year-old sues city of Chicago over wrongful death, improper use of force

Quintonio LeGrier

Antonio LeGrier has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city of Chicago.  He had called police for help because his son was swinging a baseball bat in their apartment early Saturday morning.  The police officer who arrived on scene shot and killed both the son, 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier and …

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Guantanamo Bay: An ex-prisoner released to the UK reports the most unbearable of his torture was the threat by his interrogators that they would rape his five-year-old daughter

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“[…]That was completely inhumane. It was worse than the beating as well, worse than everything, just thinking of my daughter and I just sat there silent completely,” he said.

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