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New Lives in Uruguay: Freedom Elusive after 12 Years at Guantanamo

New Lives in Uruguay: Freedom Elusive after 12 Years at Guantanamo

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 21, 2015

Six former Guantanamo prisoners have been sharing a house in the Uruguayan capital Montevideo for the last six months. The planned closure of the US detention facility could hinge on the outcome of this experiment. By Marian Blasberg in Montevideo, Uruguay more... Comment ]

Ex-FBI Official: 'We Left Our Most Important Prisoners To Amateurs'

Ex-FBI Official: 'We Left Our Most Important Prisoners To Amateurs'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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 ]

Guantanamo Prisoner Diary: 'We're Gonna Teach You About Great American Sex'

Guantanamo Prisoner Diary: 'We're Gonna Teach You About Great American Sex'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. By Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]

Military Justice: Secrecy Shrouds Guantanamo Hearings

Military Justice: Secrecy Shrouds Guantanamo Hearings

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. By Mathieu von Rohr in Guantanamo more... Comment ]

A Plea for Transparency: It's Time for the Truth about US Torture Methods

A Plea for Transparency: It's Time for the Truth about US Torture Methods

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. By Morris Davis more... Comment ]

Detox Man versus KSM: The 9/11 Prosecutor's Quest for Transparency

Detox Man versus KSM: The 9/11 Prosecutor's Quest for Transparency

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. By Matthias Gebauer more... Comment ]

From Guantánamo to Palau: Exchanging One Prison for Another

From Guantánamo to Palau: Exchanging One Prison for Another

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. A Contribution by Seema Saifee more...

Interview with Terrorism Expert Bruce Riedel: 'The Battle for the Soul of Pakistan Has Begun'

Interview with Terrorism Expert Bruce Riedel: 'The Battle for the Soul of Pakistan Has Begun'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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...

Kafkaesque Machinery of Suspicion: A Casual Relationship with the Truth at Guantanamo

Kafkaesque Machinery of Suspicion: A Casual Relationship with the Truth at Guantanamo

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. By John Goetz, Mathieu von Rohr, Marcel Rosenbach and Britta Sandberg more... Comment ]

Obtained Under Torture: Slahi's Guantanamo File Full of Dubious Information

Obtained Under Torture: Slahi's Guantanamo File Full of Dubious Information

SPIEGEL ONLINE - 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. By Marcel Rosenbach more... Comment ]