US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, are visiting the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay – the first such visit under the new administration. They are reportedly accompanied by Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.
A Republican US senator has compelled the Department of Defense to release a comprehensive, unclassified report on the background of 107 detainees at or recently released from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay.
President Obama’s final year in office marks the Guantanamo Bay detention facility’s 15th year in operation. RT interviewed David Remes, a lawyer who has advised over a dozen Gitmo inmates, about the rising stakes facing the remaining prisoners there.
“It was worse than the beating,” Shaker Aamer told the BBC about alleged threats of rape by interrogators against his then five-year-old daughter. Free after 14 years of uncharged detention in Guantanamo, Aamer has the US and UK addressing torture again.
While the Department of Defense is expected to release a plan to close the Guantanamo Bay this week, an intergovernmental human rights organization hopes to prevent further “indefinite detention” with the release of a new report.
The Justice Department failed to persuade a federal judge to go back on her order to release videos of force-feeding at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. Judge Gladys Kessler cited the public’s right to see the 32 videos in a strongly worded decision.
Attorneys for prisoners held at the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay say they have had to purchase shoes, clothes, personal hygiene products and other basic items for detainees they represent. They accuse the prison of "pinching pennies."
The US government has until August 31 to prepare and release eight of 32 videos depicting the "disturbing" force-feeding of a detainee held for 12 years at the Guantanamo Bay military detention complex, a federal judge ordered.