A Yemen national held since 2002 at the Guantanamo Bay prison was found dead in an apparent suicide, the US military said on Tuesday. He has been identified as Muhammad Ahmad Abdallah Salih, also known as Al-Hanashi.
A US federal judge on Monday ordered the Justice Department to reveal the evidence against more than 100 detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, saying the public had a right to access any unclassified documents.
Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said his country was not in favour of accepting former inmates of the notorious US military base Guantanamo, saying European countries did not have the "legal means to keep them in prison."
US President Barack Obama is determined to close the Guantanamo Bay detention centre, but there’s a problem: no one wants to take the detainees. That is, except for one small town in rural Montana that has a brand-new – and empty – prison.
Exasperated by the delays in the Guantanamo trials, US military lawyers for an Afghan detainee took the unusual step of petitioning the Afghan Supreme Court on behalf of their client. The move, they hope, will embarrass US authorities.
In this edition: after seven years in Guantanamo Bay, Algerian Lakhdar Boumediene arrives in France; the digital revolution breaks the isolation of Western Saharan refugees and a look at the Mawazine Music Festival in Morocco.
FRANCE 24 launches its new show “The World This Week,” in which international experts and journalists discuss the news of the week. This week: USA-Israel, Guantanamo, Gabon’s ailing Omar Bongo, India’s election.
US President Obama outlines his plans to close the controversial prison at Guantanamo. But as we discuss in the France 24 Debate, the legal practicalities for deciding the fate of the 240 prisonners is far from simple.
President Obama outlines his plans to close the controversial prison at Guantanamo. But as we discuss in the France 24 Debate, the legal practicalities for deciding the fate of the 240 prisonners is far from simple.