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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

Guantanamo detainee 'back in UK next week'

A British resident held at Guantanamo Bay for more than four years is expected to be flown back to the UK early next week.

Guantanamo detainee 'fit to travel to UK'

Guantanamo Bay detainee Binyam Mohamed is fit enough to travel to the UK should the US government agree to his release, the Foreign Office said today.

Guantanamo detainee close to returning to UK

A UK resident held in Guantanamo Bay for four years could return to Britain within days after the Government said that Foreign Office officials would be visiting the US naval base in Cuba to help arrange a "swift" release.

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Foreign Secretary David Miliband today defended the non-disclosure of US intelligence after a furious row erupted between the British courts and the American administration over the Binyam Mohamed case.

Davis demands statement on Guantanamo 'torture'

The former shadow home secretary David Davis today demanded a Commons statement from the Government on accusations that British agents tortured a man held in Guantanamo Bay.

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Foreign Secretary David Miliband strongly criticised the US-led war on terror today as he called for the international community to respond to future attacks by "championing the rule of law, not subordinating it."

Obama prepares order to close Guantanamo

President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to issue an executive order his first week in office — and perhaps his first day — to close the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, according to two presidential transition team advisers.

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Leading article: Our role in closing Guantanamo

Some 255 prisoners are held without charge in Guantanamo Bay detention centre. Barack Obama's commitment to close the facility is one of the most important, symbolic elements of his agenda as president-elect. It represents the rejection of a disreputable element of US foreign policy. Asked by Time magazine about criteria by which he would measure his success in office, Mr Obama said: "On foreign policy, have we closed Guantanamo in a responsible way, put a clear end to torture and restored a balance between the demands of our security and our constitution?"

'Aussie Taliban' freed

Authorities yesterday lifted the last remaining restrictions on an Australian man who spent more than five years as an inmate at Guantanamo Bay and admitted to supporting terrorism.

UK runs 'Guantanamo camps', says detainees

Asylum-seekers who claim to have been abused by British security guards accused the Government yesterday of running Guantanamo Bay-style detention camps.

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