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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

Secret evidence blow hits Guantanamo seven

Britain’s security services should be able to withold evidence from claimants in civil court cases, the High Court ruled today.

Obama's lawyer makes quiet exit after Gitmo frustrations

In the first major shake-up in the Obama inner circle, Greg Craig is resigning as White House counsel. He will be replaced by Robert Bauer, a leading Democratic lawyer and Barack Obama's personal attorney, whose own wife, Anita Dunn, stepped down this week from the pivotal job of White House communications director. Reports of the impending departure of Mr Craig, responsible for advising the President on legal issues involving the White House, have circulated here for months, but had been stoutly denied.

Guantanamo 9/11 suspects facing US trial

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, will face trial in a court just blocks away from where the World Trade Centre once stood, it was announced today.

Obama 'serious' about shutting Guantanamo

President Barack Obama has declared that he is "serious" about shutting Guantanamo Bay amid speculation that a January deadline for its closure may be pushed back.

Pop stars demand details of Guantanamo music 'torture'

Of the many tactics and techniques deployed to extract information from detainees at Guantanamo Bay, the back catalogue of Billy Bragg is one of the more unlikely weapons suspected of having been harnessed in the name of the War on Terror.

Joan Smith: Our 'don't ask' policy on torture demands some answers

Shortly after the suicide bombings on the East Coast in the autumn of 2001, a debate began in the US about whether it could ever be right to use torture to thwart further terrorist attacks. Most Western liberals were horrified, but we should have been quicker to realise where it might lead: excessive eagerness by some Western security agencies to accept information obtained under torture, and a hard-right American administration signing off on rendition, water-boarding and internment at Guantanamo Bay. It's clear now that one of the unforeseen consequences of 9/11 was a degree of moral confusion at the very top about torture, and a reluctance to be open about it which continues to this day.

Torture files ruling: full Miliband statement

This is the full text of Foreign Secretary David Miliband's statement in response to the High Court ruling that US intelligence material on former Guantanamo Bay inmate Binyam Mohamed should be made public:

UK defeated over 'torture documents'

The High Court today ruled that US intelligence material on former Guantanamo Bay inmate Binyam Mohamed should be made public. Foreign Secretary David Miliband immediately said he would appeal.

MI5 historian: Guantanamo and long grievances

The treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib by the US authorities has been “hugely detrimental” to the fight against terrorism, “creating long-lasting grievances” against the West, the official historian of MI5 said today.

Blair 'torture policy' inquiry demanded

Tony Blair must not be allowed to become EU President while it is "unclear" what his role was over allegations of British complicity in the torture of terror suspects, Liberal Democrats demanded today.

US grants legal rights to 600 Bagram prisoners

The Pentagon is expected this week to announce steps to bolster the minimal legal rights of some 600 prisoners held at the Bagram air base in Afghanistan, that will allow them for the first time to hear the specific charges against them and challenge the basis of their detention.

'Prove UK is not complicit in torture', MPs demand

Ministers must prove that Britain is not complicit in the torture of terror suspects, a hard-hitting Commons report demands today.

Torture report a 'security risk'

Britain's national security and the lives of its citizens will be put at risk if the High Court publishes its findings on what happened to former terror detainee Binyam Mohamed at the hands of the CIA.

Ex-detainee sues UK for role in his rendition

A former Guantanamo Bay detainee has launched legal action against the Government for its alleged role in his "extraordinary rendition".

Charity questions UK over rendition

A legal advocacy group sought today to compel Britain's government to investigate a Pakistani man's claim that he was aboard an extraordinary rendition flight that made a refueling stop in Diego Garcia, a British island in the Indian Ocean.

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