- January 23, 2015
Former FBI agent Ali Soufan was one of the first to interrogate terror suspects at Guantanamo. He later left the prison and criticized torture methods used by the CIA. He accuses the government of turning interrogations of inmates over to outsourced amateurs. more... [ Comment ]
- January 20, 2015
Mauritanian national Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been held at Guantanamo for 12 years now without trial and despite a dearth of evidence. A diary he kept of his torture is now being published around the world. SPIEGEL presents some excerpts. more... [ Comment ]
- June 26, 2013
The biggest terrorism trial in American history has yet to begin, but many are already questioning whether it can approach fairness. Aggressive surveillance tactics, an ongoing detainee hunger strike and questions about the future of the camp are overshadowing ongoing pre-trial hearings. more... [ Comment ]
- December 19, 2012
With the film "Zero Dark Thirty" opening in select US theaters on Wednesday, a former chief prosecutor at Guantanamo worries that the country will get a distorted view on the efficacy of torture. He says it is time to make Guantanamo testimony public and to declassify the new Congressional report on Bush-era interrogation methods. more... [ Comment ]
- October 23, 2012
Pre-trial hearings in the prosecution of 9/11 mastermand Khalid Sheikh Mohammed began last week at the US base at Guantanamo. Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins hopes to create as fair a trial as possible, despite the death penalty being almost a foregone conclusion. But the challenges are daunting and the American government is making his task difficult. more... [ Comment ]
- January 19, 2012
Ahmad Tourson spent eight years in Guantánamo as an innocent man. Then, in 2009, he was shipped off to the tiny island nation of Palau. His new situation, though, is untenable -- but the US government seems unwilling to do anything about it. more...
- May 07, 2011
Many thought Osama bin Laden was hiding in the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border region. But he was just a two hour drive from Islamabad. US terrorism expert Bruce Riedel spoke with SPIEGEL about how bin Laden's death will affect al-Qaida and how the US should respond to Pakistan's "double game." more...
- May 02, 2011
The US prison at Guantanamo houses the worst of the worst of international jihad. But as the detainee assessments recently made public by WikiLeaks show, it is a description that can be applied to US evidence gathering as well. more... [ Comment ]
- April 29, 2011
The secret file on detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who lived in Germany for years, exemplifies the failure of the Guantanamo system. His confession to being a member of al-Qaida was obtained under torture, and other evidence in the file is also worthless. more... [ Comment ]
- April 28, 2011
The Guantanamo files reveal many of the inmates in the controversial detention camp were under 18 at the time of their capture and that the charges against them were often based on hearsay. Even detainees who US interrogators admitted were innocent had to wait a long time before being freed. more...