Posts tagged as: Guantanamo Bay

U.S. preparing to send six prisoners from Guantanamo to Uruguay

Guantanamo Bay

The U.S. government on Wednesday notified Congress of his intention to transfer to Uruguay six prisoners from the prison at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Notification occurs after Washington and Montevideo closed a deal to send prisoners considered low profile and low risk, and comes almost four months after the Uruguayan President Jose […]

US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Mark Grossman steps down

In yet another shake-up of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team, the US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman has resigned from his post, a report said. The resignation will be effective from December 14.   Mark Grossman will be replaced in an acting capacity by his current deputy, David D. Pearce, The […]

Human Rights Watch urges no amnesty for Taliban

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Afghan authorities to refuse to give Taliban insurgents immunity from prosecution in return for peace talks.   The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said President Hamid Karzai’s Western-backed administration had pledged amnesty for the Taliban if they join a Kabul-backed peace scheme. ‚ÄúProviding immunity from prosecution for genocide, […]

Khalid Sheikh Mohammad to face trial at Guantanamo Bay

The self-confessed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and four co-accused were due to be arraigned Saturday at Guantanamo Bay, with all facing the death penalty if convicted. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-defendants will be formally charged in a military tribunal with planning and executing the September 11, 2001, attacks that killed 2,976 people in […]

9/11 mastermind to be formally charged at Guantanamo Bay

Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, the self-confessed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and four co-accused were due to be charged formally at Guantanamo Bay, the US detention center in Cuba. A military tribunal will formally charge Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his co-defendants for planning and executing the September 11, 2001, attacks that killed 2,976 people in New […]

Drone Strikes in Pakistan need to end: Clive Stafford Smith

Drone Strikes in Pakistan need to end: Clive Stafford Smith Prominent international human rights lawyer Clive Stafford Smith intends to initiate a campaign aiming to draw attention towards the innocent civilians who are killed by drone strikes in the tribal areas of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan. Stafford Smith, who was impressed by 16-year-old boy Tariq Aziz […]

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