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

Shaker Aamer: Guantanamo's last British detainee

He was supposed to return to Britain in 2007 – but Shaker Aamer is still being held inside Camp Delta. Who is this charismatic prisoner? And what happened to him at the hands of MI5? Robert Verkaik reports

Interrogation practices to be questioned

Ministers are to face a legal challenge over the use of secret guidance given to members of the secret services when interrogating prisoners abroad.

Watchdog calls for torture 'collusion' probe

The UK's human rights watchdog has joined calls for an independent inquiry of claims that the security services were complicit in the torture of more than 20 British terror suspects.

Secret services face fresh claim of complicity in torture

Allegations by third British Guantanamo inmate prompt new inquiry by Met Police

Johann Hari: Obama's secret prisons in Afghanistan endanger us all

He was elected in part to drag us out of this trap. Instead, he's dragging us further in

Joan Smith: Amnesty shouldn't support men like Moazzam Begg

A prisoner of conscience can turn into an apologist for extremism

US officials: 35 Guantanamo detainees face trial or commission

At least 80 Guantanamo detainees would be brought to the United States to face trial, military commissions or continued imprisonment without charge under recommendations from a presidential task force, two government officials said Friday.

Claims of US cover-up over Guantanamo deaths

Three inmates at Guantanamo Bay who, according to a report by the US Navy died after all committing suicide on the same day, in fact died from suffocation inflicted during interrogation sessions, a US magazine has claimed.

Free my dad from Guantanamo, 12-year-old asks Brown

It is an anquished plea from a daughter for a father who has been imprisoned for a crime she believes he did not commit.

The Disappeared, By M R Hall

Gripping tale of a mother's courage

Bomb plot 'ringleaders' were freed from Guantanamo Bay

Obama orders tougher airline security as Cuban prison returns to haunt him

Minister's lawyers attack 'torture' case judges

Lawyers for the Foreign Secretary today launched an extraordinary courtroom attack on High Court judges who want to disclose intelligence material related to allegations of torture involving the CIA.

Miliband snubbed by US over prisoner's release

Attempt to secure freedom for last Briton in Guantanamo Bay is rejected

Obama admits defeat on Camp X-Ray closure

President Barack Obama admitted yesterday what his aides and other Washington insiders have known for months: that his deadline for closing the Camp X-Ray prison inside the Guantanamo Bay naval base on 22 January – the first anniversary of his coming into office – will not now be met.

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