The announcement comes as two Algerian men held at the camp for a decade are released without charge in a revived push towards gradual closure
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Tuesday 09 December 2008
The five Guantanamo prisoners charged with plotting the 11 September attacks made a dramatic joint appeal yesterday for a military judge to accept their confessions in full.
Friday 28 November 2008
Raul Castro, the Cuban leader, has told the actor Sean Penn that he would be willing to meet Barack Obama, the President-elect, after he assumes power in the United States, although he added the encounter should take place in a "neutral location", for instance Guantanamo Bay.
Wednesday 26 November 2008
Spare a thought for Osama bin Laden's driver, the Guantanamo Bay inmate who has been set free after years of imprisonment and is to be returned to his native Yemen to serve out the remaining month of a five-and-a-half-year sentence.
Friday 21 November 2008
A judge in Washington has ruled that the US government has no grounds to continue holding five Algerian men who have been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for seven years, and should free them without delay. He ruled that a sixth Algerian should continue to be held because evidence against him is stronger.
Monday 17 November 2008
In his first major interview since polling day, President-elect Barack Obama said last night that upon taking office he would close Guantanamo Bay and ban torture by the American military. He also said it would be "a disaster" if the US car industry were to collapse in the midst of today's economic crisis.
Monday 03 November 2008
Gordon Brown shook hands yesterday with terror suspects who had been locked up in Guantanamo Bay because of their alleged links to al-Qa'ida. The surprise encounter came when the Prime Minister, who is on a four day tour of Gulf states, visited a "correctional centre" in Saudi Arabia for Islamist extremists who are being "deradicalised".
Friday 31 October 2008
Thursday 04 September 2008
David Cameron has called on America and the rest of the world to reject "neo-conservative" policies in the post-Bush era so that democratic nations can act with "moral authority". Setting out his approach to foreign policy in a speech in Pakistan, he described himself as "a liberal Conservative".
Saturday 30 August 2008
Britain has failed in its duty to stop the US from committing "shameful acts" in the treatment of suspects detained during the war on terror, one of America's most respected intellectuals warns today.
Thursday 21 August 2008
The UK Government must disclose information relating to a Briton held at Guantanamo Bay. He says it supports his case that evidence against him was obtained through torture.
Wednesday 06 August 2008
Osama bin Laden's former driver was found guilty today of terrorism at the first US war crimes trial since the Second World War.
Thursday 31 July 2008
A self-taught British hacker who broke into 97 US military computers from his north London bedsit will be extradited to the United States after losing his six-year legal fight in the House of Lords.
Friday 18 July 2008
* There was a time when Ben Okri graced the Jonathan Cape list. Then, a few years back, he signed with Rider, a sister imprint at Random House that leans toward the spiritual and the mystic, with Starbook, published last year. Forsaking once more the literary blandishments of Cape, Okri has now re-signed with Rider for Tales of Freedom: "a superb, lengthy novella surrounded by a necklace of smaller pieces" which offer "unusual, more transcendent ways of looking at our extreme, gritty world", revealing "the wealth of freedom beyond the confines of our perceptions".
Wednesday 16 July 2008
Tuesday 15 July 2008
A video of a weeping Canadian teenager being interviewed at Guantanamo Bay over the killing of a US soldier has been released.
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