Donald Trump urges Barack Obama to halt prisoner transfers from Guantanamo

Donald Trump urges Barack Obama to halt prisoner transfers from Guantanamo

US President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday urged the Obama administration to halt prisoner transfers from the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba, calling the detainees "extremely dangerous people".

Jan 04, 2017, 04:47 AM IST

Obama signs bill making Gitmo closure tougher

The bill upholds a ban on transferring prisoners from Gitmo to the United States.

Nov 26, 2015, 05:37 AM IST

Obama to take last shot at closing Gitmo

After embarrassing false starts, Barack Obama is making a final push to close Guantanamo prison, but to fulfill that glaringly incomplete campaign promise he faces unpalatable compromises and internal resistance.

Aug 20, 2015, 06:25 AM IST

Genital searches of Guantanamo inmates necessary, court told

Searching genital areas of inmates at US prison at Guantanamo Bay is necessary to maintain security at a facility holding "enemy combatants," a government lawyer told an appeals hearing in Washington.

Dec 10, 2013, 06:16 AM IST

Senate weighs Guantanamo prison`s fate

The US Senate will vote later on Tuesday on defense legislation that would ease restrictions on transferring detainees from Guantanamo, a major first step toward closing the controversial war-on-terror prison.

Nov 20, 2013, 11:28 AM IST

Pakistani Gitmo prisoner pleads guilty to murder

Majid Khan pleaded guilty to helping Qaeda plot attacks from Pakistan, reaching a plea deal with the US government.

Feb 29, 2012, 21:22 PM IST

US confirms possible release of Taliban from Gitmo

U.S. intelligence officials acknowledged Tuesday that the United States may release several Afghan Taliban prisoners from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as an incentive to bring the Taliban to peace talks.

Feb 01, 2012, 12:57 PM IST

Former Gitmo detainee calls 9/11 `disgusting`

The first Gitmo detainee to plead guilty to a terrorism said the 9/11 attacks were disgusting.

Aug 30, 2011, 23:10 PM IST

Documents reveal new info on Gitmo detainees

US has criticized media organizations for publishing `sensitive information`.

Apr 25, 2011, 23:38 PM IST

Canadian Gitmo prisoner said to be `full of rage`

The last Westerner at Guantanamo is radical, angry and dangerous.

Oct 27, 2010, 10:10 AM IST

Civilian trial of Gitmo detainee proceeds

After a US district court judge
rejected a key witness of the prosecution, the first trial of
a Guantanamo Bay detainee in a civilian court began on Wednesday.

Oct 13, 2010, 21:49 PM IST

First Gitmo detainee criminal trial begins in NY

The first criminal trial of a terrorism suspect from Guantanamo Bay began in New York.

Oct 13, 2010, 09:56 AM IST

US stalls on September 11 trial for 5 at Gitmo

US hasn`t made a decision on whether to seek a military or civilian trial.

Aug 01, 2010, 11:31 AM IST

Three Gitmo detainees transferred to nation of Georgia

Three detainees from Guantanamo Bay have been transferred from the island prison to the country of Georgia.

Mar 24, 2010, 10:00 AM IST

Gitmo a big propaganda tool for extremists: Obama

Stating that the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention centre is one of the biggest recruitment propaganda tools for extremist organisations world over, US Prez Obama today reiterated his commitment to close Gitmo at the earliest.

Feb 02, 2010, 11:52 AM IST

9/11 plotters may be transfered from Gitmo to Illinois prison

Plotters of the 9/11 attacks and USS Cole bombing suspects, currently in Guantanamo Bay prison, could be transfered to an Illinois jail under the Obama
Administration`s plan to close the detention centre in Cuba.

Dec 23, 2009, 14:00 PM IST

Shifting Gitmo inmates won’t solve problem: HRW

A human rights body today expressed doubts over the recent announcement by Obama Administration to shift Guantanamo detainees to a correctional facility in Illinois.

Dec 16, 2009, 12:52 PM IST

Illinois prison to get Gitmo detainees: Report

The White House plans to announce Tuesday that the government will acquire an underutilized state prison in rural Illinois to be the new home for a limited number of terrorist suspects held at Guantanamo.

Dec 15, 2009, 16:25 PM IST

Pakistan suspect is Swede once at Gitmo: Police

Pak police has said that a recently detained terror suspect is the same Swedish national once held by the US at Gitmo.

Sep 14, 2009, 20:45 PM IST

DOD lawyer hedges on closing Gitmo by January

The Pentagon`s top lawyer on Thursday said the Obama administration remains committed to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison by early next year but stopped short of assuring it will happen.

Sep 10, 2009, 22:37 PM IST