Guantanamo Bay concentration camp

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Guantanamo Naval Base, Anti-Terrorism and US/Cuban Relations
By Nelson P Valdis, Counterpunch, 8 January 2002. The U.S. Defense Department announcement that it will use Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba to set up prison facilities and military tribunals where terrorists captured in Afghanistan and elsewhere will be held and tried raises important questions.
The Camp X-ray Concentration Camp
By John Pilger, ZNet commentary, 3 March 2002. The conditions in which prisoners are being held brutally and illegally in an American concentration camp on Cuba go to the heart of the “war on terrorism”, and mark the Blair government for its betrayal of the basic rights of British citizens to the interests of a foreign power.
Red Cross Say Guatanamo Conditions ‘Deteriorating’
By Alexander Higgins, Associated Press, Washington Post, Friday 10 October 2003. The International Red Cross said Friday many detainees held by the U.S. military in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were suffering “a worrying deterioration” in mental health because Washington had ignored appeals to give them legal rights.
Guantanamo Bay: a global experiment in inhumanity
By Louise Christian, The Guardian, Saturday 10 January 2004. The British government has betrayed the most fundamental responsibility that any government assumes—the duty to protect the rule of law. This abnegation of the essence of democratic government goes much further than a failure to protect the nine British citizens who are incarcerated in this legal black hole and is a collusion in an international experiment in inhumanity, which is being repeated and expanded around the world.
My Hell in Camp X-Ray
By Rosa Prince and Gary Jones, The Mirror (UK), Friday 12 March 2004. A British captive freed from Guantanamo Bay today tells the world of its full horror—and reveals how prostitutes were taken into the camp to degrade Muslim inmates. Punishment beatings were handed out by guards known as the Extreme Reaction Force which waded into inmates in full riot-gear, raining blows on them.
US abuse could be war crime
By Vikram Dodd and Tania Branigan, The Guardian, Thursday 5 August 2004. The organisation, which maintains a rigidly neutral stance in public, took the unusual step of voicing its concerns in uncompromising language after the former detainees, known as the Tipton Three, revealed that they had been beaten, shackled, photographed naked and in one incident questioned at gunpoint while in US custody.
For Bosnia, getting 6 freed from Guantanamo is a balancing act
By Nicholas Wood, The New York Times, 21 October 2004. Three years after six men were accused of plotting to blow up the American and British Embassies here, the Bosnian government is seeking their return. A court in January 2002 dropped charges against the men for lack of evidence and ordered them released.
FBI reports Guantanamo ‘abuse’
AP via CNN, 8 December 2004. FBI agents witnessed “highly aggressive” interrogations of terror suspects at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in 2002, and warned the same questionable techniques could have been used in Iraq after the Abu Ghraib prison scandal broke, according to FBI documents obtained by The Associated Press and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Guantanamo Bay
By Peter Walker, The Guardian, Wednesday 10 January 2007. The US prison for alleged terrorists has detained suspects from all over the world for five years but how exactly does it work? Questions and answers.