Tag: Guantanamo

Under the pretrial agreement, the detainee, Ahmed Muhammed Haza al-Darbi, 39, will spend at least three and a half more years at Guantánamo before he is sentenced, and then would most likely be transferred to Saudi Arabia to serve out the remainder of that term.

Al-Qaeda Jihadi Still Receiving Luxury Treatment at Gitmo After Transfer Delay

A Saudi native jihadist held at the U.S. Guantánamo military prison in Cuba will keep enjoying the perks granted to him for becoming a witness for the prosecution now that authorities can no longer repatriate him until the U.S. and the Sunni kingdom finalize the agreement for his release.

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Gitmo Protesters Blast Obama for Broken Promises, Urge Trump Arrest

WASHINGTON, DC — Attendees at a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-organized protest expressed frustration over former U.S. President Barack Obama’s failure to close the Guantánamo Bay prison, which he promised to do on the first day of his presidency.

GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA - OCTOBER 23:(EDITORS NOTE: Image has been reviewed by the U.S. Military prior to transmission.) A humvee passes the guard tower guard tower at the entrance of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, also known as 'Gitmo' on October 23, 2016 at the U.S. Naval Station at …

Gitmo Detainees Approved for Release in Obama Era Unlikely to Be Released

Only 41 captives remain in the U.S. military detention facility in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, including five who have been deemed eligible for release by a multi-agency board established by the administration of former President Barack Obama who vowed to shut down the prison.

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Obama’s Watch: 20 Ex-Gitmo Detainees Confirmed or Suspected of Returning to Terror

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At least 161 jihadists have been liberated from the U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, during President Barack Obama’s tenure, including nine who are known to have reengaged in terrorist activities and 11 suspected of doing so, reveals a report by the Office the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

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).

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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Two More Guantánamo Detainees Released from Facility

Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed Al Sawah and Abd Al Aziz Abduh Abdallah Ali Al Suwaydi have been released from Guantánamo Bay detention camp, bringing the detainee total at the facility down to 91 individuals.

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U.S. Releases Two Al-Qaeda-Linked Detainees from Guantánamo Bay

Two Guantánamo detainees from Yemen have been transferred from the detention center and relocated to Ghana, marking the beginning of an expected 17 imminent departures from the naval base. Now, just 105 detainees remain at Guantánamo Bay.

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White House Readying Release of Seventeen Gitmo Detainees

The Obama administration, continuing its goal of closing the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, is readying the “transfer” of 17 “lower-level detainees” from the country, officials told The New York Times.

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The ‘Taliban Five’ Freed for Bergdahl Have Resumed ‘Threatening Activities’

The five Taliban commanders who were exchanged for Bowe Bergdahl – a U.S. soldier who deserted his post in Afghanistan and was captured by the Taliban shortly after doing so – have resumed “threatening activities,” after being released to Qatar from Guantánamo Bay last year, according to a new House Armed Services Committee report.

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Obama Frees 5 Guantánamo Detainees, Including Bin Laden Bodyguard

The Defense Department announced on Monday that five Yemeni nationals have been released from the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, including an Al Qaeda terrorist who reportedly had close ties with Osama bin Laden. They are in transit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Pentagon said.