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CBC: Omar Khadr returns to Canada

Omar Khadr has been returned to Canada and is being held at a maximum-security prison in eastern Ontario, after spending a decade at a U.S.-run detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Guantanamo detainee returns home

One of the youngest people to be held at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay has been released and taken back to his native Afghanistan, his lawyer has said. Mohammed Jawad, 19, was released from the jail in Cuba on Monday, seven years after he was arrested by US forces in Afghanistan…Jawad’s lawyers said [...]


TELL STEPHEN HARPER: BRING OMAR KHADR BACK TO CANADA! RALLY AND MARCH, Saturday, July 26, 12 noon in Ottawa at corner of Sussex and York There is widespread anger with the Harper government about its defiant refusal to bring Omar Khadr back to Canada from Guantanamo Bay, the most notorious prison in the world. The [...]

Report: Exams prove abuse, torture in Iraq, Gitmo

The most extensive medical study of former U.S. detainees published so far, Physicians for Human Rights had doctors and mental health professionals examine 11 former prisoners. One former detainee reported being subjected to electric shocks three times and being sodomized with a stick. His thumbs bore round scars consistent with shocking. All 11 former detainees [...]


“The Supreme Court has sent a vitally important message that the protections afforded by fundamental human rights guarantees extend to these individuals and that effective remedies must be available to them. After up to six years in detention in Guantánamo Bay without satisfactory review of the reasons for their detention, these detainees have the right [...]

Tear It Down

A petition to tear down Guantanamo Bay.

More Bounties in Afghanistan and Pakistan Will Result in Detention of Innocent Civilians

300 Uncharged Prisoners Still in Guantanamo from 2001 Reward Program by Ann Wright The Bush administration has cooked up another bounty program that will undoubtedly result in hundreds of innocent persons in Afghanistan and Pakistan being detained and imprisoned perhaps for years if history is repeated.

Guantánamo trials in chaos after judge throws out two cases

The Bush administration’s plans to bring detainees at Guantánamo Bay to trial were thrown into chaos yesterday when military judges threw out all charges against a detainee held there since he was 15 and dismissed charges against another detainee who chauffeured Osama bin Laden.

Last Security Certificate Prisoner Close to Death

May 8, 2007 Ottawa ­ Security Certificate detainee Hassan Almrei is in danger of dying from government neglect. Mr. Almrei has been on a hunger strike for 153 days having only juice. Any and all professionals state that there are few people that they know of that have gone beyond 170 days. After the Supreme [...]

Canadian child in the dock at Guantanamo show trials

While mistreatment of Afghan detainees has made the news this week, a Toronto-born Canadian is about to be put on trial by a U.S. military kangaroo court at the notorious Guantanamo prison camp for “crimes” he committed as an “illegal combatant” between the ages of 10 and 15.