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In the first civilian trial of a former Guantanamo inmate, the judge has ruled that a key US government witness cannot testify, in a blow to prosecutors.

Defendant Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk), native of Tanzania, denies helping al-Qaeda kill 224 people in the 1998 US embassy bombings in Africa. (more…)

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The Obama administration has sidelined its efforts to close the Guantanamo prison (photo, from nytimes.com), making it unlikely that president Barack Obama will keep his promise to close thejail in Cuba  before the end of his term in 2013. (more…)

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The Obama administration will miss the January 2010 deadline set for closing the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba (photo, from aljazeera.net), admitted the US president. (more…)

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Although the Pentagon cleared Chinese Muslim in 2004, a number of them are still being held at Guantanamo Bay (photo, from bbc.co.uk).

The US Supreme Court has said it will hear a case about the rights of ethnic Uighurs detained at the prison. (more…)

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After the Obama administration released CIA torture memos last week, the US president has left open the possibility of prosecuting officials. (more…)

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Issuing three executive orders on Thursday, US President Barack Obama (photo, from cnn.com) took his first strides on the world stage, demonstrating a clean break from the Bush administration. (more…)

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The use of waterboarding on prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has been defended by Dick Cheney, the US vice-president, who said that the prison should remain open until the “war on terror” ends. (photo, from aljazeera.net) (more…)

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