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Ending the 'forever internment system' of Guantanamo Bay

Star Tribune 27 Feb 2021
New film "The Mauritanian," which depicts a detainee's ordeal, comes amid President Joe Biden's bid to close the U.S. detention facility ... .
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Britain risks creating 'new Guantanamo' in Syria, warns rights group

Your Middle East 27 Feb 2021
The court has left fate in the hands of the British government, which is unwilling to assist, said Reprieve. ... .
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UK risks creating ‘new Guantanamo in Syria’

Arab News 27 Feb 2021
LONDON. The UK risks creating a “new Guantanamo” in Syria through the practice of revoking the citizenships of Daesh accomplices, the director of a human rights charity has warned ... “That is less of a policy and more of an abdication of responsibility — unless the policy is to create a new Guantanamo in Syria.” ... ....
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How 'The Mauritanian' harrowingly captures one man’s wrongful imprisonment in Guantanamo Bay on the big screen

The National 26 Feb 2021
When Scottish filmmaker Kevin Macdonald first read Guantanamo Diaries, he couldn’t see it as a movie. Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s account of his imprisonment in the notorious US detainee camp, which was published in 2015, was a shocking read – it was written during his 14-year incarceration at Guantanamo Bay, where he was held without charge.
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Oscar-winner Ken Macdonald's leap from Glasgow to Guantanamo Bay

BBC News 25 Feb 2021
The filmmaker from Glasgow is telling the true story of a man detained in Guantanamo Bay without charge for 14 years ... The Mauritanian is based on the memoirs of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who spent 14 years in Guantanamo Bay, suspected of involvement in the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers.
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UN experts urge Guantanamo closure, remedies for 'torture'

Press TV 24 Feb 2021
A group of United Nations rights experts welcomed Tuesday US President Joe Biden's stated goal to shutter the Guantanamo Bay prison, urging Washington to ensure crimes committed there are punished ... Biden administration mulls closing Guantanamo prison ... at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
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A new Guantánamo film reminds us of the ongoing denial of human rights | Shami Chakrabarti

The Guardian 24 Feb 2021
The Mauritanian tells the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, whose plight has left a stain on ideas of Anglo-American justice I started work at Liberty, the civil rights advocacy group, the day before the September 11 attacks ... ....
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GOP Lawmaker Launches Bill to Prevent Transfer of Gitmo Detainees to US

The Epoch Times 24 Feb 2021
facility in Guantanamo Bay, which is used to house suspected and convicted terrorists, and others believed to pose a major security risk ...Naval Station Guantanamo Bay has long housed the ...
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Biden Admin. Guantanamo Review Must Ensure Remedies for Torture Victims - UN Experts

Urdu Point 23 Feb 2021
The Biden administration's review of the Guantanamo Bay detention center must ensure that remedies will be provided for detainees that have been tortured ...
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Biden Admin. Guantanamo Review Must Ensure Remedies for Torture Victims, UN Experts Say

Sputnik 23 Feb 2021
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The Biden administration's review of the Guantanamo Bay detention centre must ensure that remedies will be provided for detainees that have been tortured there, the United Nations said in a press release on Tuesday ... .
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SC lawmakers file bill to protect Navy Brig from terror suspects if Guantanamo shuts down

The Post and Courier 23 Feb 2021
HANAHAN — Two South Carolina members of Congress have introduced legislation to prevent terror detainees from being shipped to the U.S. mainland if the prison site at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is shut down. The bill is designed to eliminate the Naval Consolidated Brig at Joint Base Charleston from becoming a holding site ... News ... Rep ... Jeff Duncan, R-Laurens ... .
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