Tag: Guantanamo Bay Detention Center

Abdel Malik Ahmed Abdel Wahab al-Rahabi in an image provided by his attorney. David Remes / AP

Obama Transfers Accused bin Laden Bodyguard from Gitmo to Montenegro

As President Obama’s last year in office winds down and he comes to the realization that he won’t be able to close the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility like he promised in 2008, he’s been busy transferring inmates to other countries as a fallback plan. This month, Obama has sent Osama bin Laden’s alleged bodyguard to the country of Montenegro.

MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY--March 16, 2015: Jihad Ahmed Mustafa Dhiab, 43, outside his new home in Montevideo.

Former Guantánamo Prisoner Transferred to Uruguay Vanishes

The government of Uruguay has lost track of a former Guantánamo Bay detainee from Syria who was transferred to its care in 2014 by the Obama administration, prompting a search by law enforcement, reports the Washington Post (WaPo).

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U.S. Transfers 9 Yemeni Detainees from Guantánamo to Saudi Arabia

The Pentagon has announced the transfer of nine Yemeni detainees out of Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to Saudi Arabia as President Barack Obama prepares to visit the Gulf kingdom and continues his efforts to shut down the U.S. military prison.

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 17: U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) speaks during a news conference December 17, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The senator urged the Senate to pass a major tax package that includes a permanent tax relief for American small businesses. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Ron Johnson Demands Obama Reveal Where Gitmo Jihadis Will Be Transferred

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, has pushed forward legislation that requires President Obama release to the public information on the future whereabouts of enemy combatants currently held at the Guantánamo Bay detention center.

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Former Spy Claims UK Knew of Guantanamo ‘Torture’

A former senior British intelligence officer wants to give evidence that the country’s security services knew about what he claims was the ‘torture’ of inmates at the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, a newspaper reported. The former officer is seeking