News Prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay. The majority of inmates are being held without charge

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

Life in camp: art class for some, solitary confinement for others

A sign above the main gates of Guantanamo's prison camps warns visiting members of the public not to wear "bright orange clothing".

Exclusive: Obama's pledge to close down Guantanamo is 'not even close'

Commander says camp will take months to shut – and he's still waiting for the order

Fringe Notes, 18/08/10

- It's a hard-fought category at this year's Fringe, but top prize for discomfort goes to HighTide's 'Lidless'. For the play about Guantanamo Bay audiences are shipped into a brightly lit white box and made to sit on tiny fold-out picnic stools around the edge. Great play, though.

Leading article: A prison that stains US moral authority

The barbed wire fences of Guantanamo's infamous Camp X-Ray have been reclaimed by tropical vegetation and the detainees have been released from their steel shackles. But, as our series of special reports this week highlights, there are still 176 men held in custody in open defiance of the rule of law at the US naval base in Cuba where they have little hope of release. Their continuing detention, eight months after Barack Obama's self-imposed deadline for closing the camps, is an ongoing affront to international law and critically weakens America's moral authority.

Guantanamo critic removed from jury

Robert Verkaik reports from Camp Delta on a questionable selection process

Bin Laden's former cook given 14-year sentence

Osama Bin Laden's former cook and driver has become the first Guantanamo detainee to be sentenced since Barack Obama pledged to close the controversial prison camp.

Guantanamo Bay jury sentences al-Qa'ida cook

A Guantanamo jury has recommended a 14-year sentence for an al-Qa'ida cook, though he could be released much sooner under a plea bargain that will limit the time he spends in prison.

Camp Delta's 'good kid' fights for a second chance

In the third of his Guantanamo dispatches, Robert Verkaik reports on the treatment of its youngest detainee

On trial, 'child soldier' who grew up in Camp Delta

In the second of his dispatches from the US prison camp, Robert Verkaik witnesses Guantanamo's legal process in action

Exclusive: Caught in America's legal black hole

Guantanamo still holds 176 detainees, and one of them is about to stand trial – in a test of Barack Obama's resolve to embrace the rule of law

How Lush made a meal out of fox hunting

The heir to Body Shop's ethical crown used an ad campaign to make grisly claims about one of its favourite targets. Trouble is, some weren't true

Guantanamo prisoner fights forced repatriation

Cleared terror suspect pleads to stay at US prison rather than be returned to Algeria

UK involved in my torture, says suspect

Man claiming ill-treatment in Egypt says Britain 'turned a blind eye' to his rendition
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