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February 1, 1989
About 80 prisoners on a weeklong hunger strike were badly beaten by guards at Cuba's biggest jail last week, human rights activists said in Havana. The incident at the Combinado del Este jail, on the eastern outskirts of Havana, pitted guards armed with truncheons and steel bars against inmates jailed for attempting to leave the country illegally, according to a letter distributed by the activists to foreign reporters.
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September 10, 2012 | By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
A foreign terrorism suspect with a record of disciplinary infractions has died at the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba, the ninth fatality since the prison opened more than a decade ago, the Pentagon announced Monday. The name, nationality and age of the detainee were withheld pending notification of his family and home country, according to a statement issued by Joint Task Force Guantanamo. An autopsy was planned and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service was investigating the circumstances of the man's death, the statement said.
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NEWS
January 12, 2002 | JOHN HENDREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first clutch of 20 prisoners arrived Friday at a makeshift prison at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, four months after the Sept. 11 attacks that touched off the U.S. war on terrorism and 27 hours after leaving a Kandahar, Afghanistan prison. The first detainee limped off the Air Force C-141 Starlifter plane at 1:50 p.m. local time, bound and shackled, wearing an orange jumpsuit, turquoise face mask and a cap with goggles. The 20 were chosen by the threat they posed, said Marine Brig. Gen.
NATIONAL
June 10, 2009 | Julian E. Barnes
U.S. officials have persuaded the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau to accept some of the Chinese Muslims held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, representing a major step in the Obama administration's plan to close the prison. In a statement released to the Associated Press today, Palau President Johnson Toribiong said his government had "agreed to accommodate the United States of America's request to temporarily resettle in Palau up to 17 ethnic Uighur detainees . . . subject to periodic review."
NEWS
September 15, 1986 | Associated Press
Throngs of relatives greeted 111 newly freed Cuban political prisoners and their families, some seeing each other for the first time since the beginning of Fidel Castro's regime nearly 28 years ago, when their plane arrived here today on the freedom flight that followed two years of negotiations. The new refugees, among them the nephew of a former president, made up one of the largest single groups of Cubans to arrive in the United States in years.
NEWS
July 18, 1990 | BARRY BEARAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The old anti-Castro terrorist is finally free, paroled Tuesday from a U.S. prison into the capital of the Cuban exile community, into a Miami where many consider him a revered patriot--and others deem him a pitiable fool. Orlando Bosch, a 63-year-old man with a bad heart and ulcers, emerged through the gates with a look of determination, like one of those ghosts in the movies who has suddenly materialized after years in the void.
NATIONAL
May 15, 2002 | From Associated Press
Government lawyers on Tuesday rejected direct questioning of military detainees in Cuba by attorneys for John Walker Lindh, the American who fought on the front lines with Al Qaeda and Taliban prisoners. The defense team should submit written questions to Defense Department interrogators, who would pose them without informing the prisoners that they originated with lawyers for their fellow foot soldier, the written pleading said.
NATIONAL
November 25, 2003 | Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writer
The Muslim chaplain charged with mishandling classified material at the U.S. prison camp in Cuba said he has been held in harsh conditions, barred from practicing his Islamic faith and deprived of his legal right to a speedy trial. Army Capt. James Joseph Yee, a West Point graduate, speaking for the first time since his arrest in September, laid out his complaints in an unusual letter that his lawyer sent Monday to President Bush.
NATIONAL
November 25, 2003 | From Reuters
The United States has released 20 prisoners from its Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, military prison for suspects in the U.S.-declared war on terrorism, and has replaced them with another 20, the Pentagon said Monday. After the 20 detainees were sent to their home countries from Guantanamo on Friday, the U.S. military on Sunday brought 20 new suspects to the prison, which still holds about 660 detainees, the announcement said.
NEWS
January 28, 2002 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A veteran Wall Street Journal reporter who disappeared Wednesday in Pakistan has been kidnapped, the paper announced Sunday, and a previously unknown group claiming to hold him is demanding the release of suspected Pakistani terrorists in U.S. custody at the Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In e-mail messages sent overnight to the Los Angeles Times and other U.S.
NATIONAL
November 25, 2003 | Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writer
The Muslim chaplain charged with mishandling classified material at the U.S. prison camp in Cuba said he has been held in harsh conditions, barred from practicing his Islamic faith and deprived of his legal right to a speedy trial. Army Capt. James Joseph Yee, a West Point graduate, speaking for the first time since his arrest in September, laid out his complaints in an unusual letter that his lawyer sent Monday to President Bush.
NATIONAL
November 25, 2003 | From Reuters
The United States has released 20 prisoners from its Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, military prison for suspects in the U.S.-declared war on terrorism, and has replaced them with another 20, the Pentagon said Monday. After the 20 detainees were sent to their home countries from Guantanamo on Friday, the U.S. military on Sunday brought 20 new suspects to the prison, which still holds about 660 detainees, the announcement said.
NATIONAL
May 15, 2002 | From Associated Press
Government lawyers on Tuesday rejected direct questioning of military detainees in Cuba by attorneys for John Walker Lindh, the American who fought on the front lines with Al Qaeda and Taliban prisoners. The defense team should submit written questions to Defense Department interrogators, who would pose them without informing the prisoners that they originated with lawyers for their fellow foot soldier, the written pleading said.
NEWS
January 28, 2002 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A veteran Wall Street Journal reporter who disappeared Wednesday in Pakistan has been kidnapped, the paper announced Sunday, and a previously unknown group claiming to hold him is demanding the release of suspected Pakistani terrorists in U.S. custody at the Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In e-mail messages sent overnight to the Los Angeles Times and other U.S.
NEWS
January 12, 2002 | JOHN HENDREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first clutch of 20 prisoners arrived Friday at a makeshift prison at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, four months after the Sept. 11 attacks that touched off the U.S. war on terrorism and 27 hours after leaving a Kandahar, Afghanistan prison. The first detainee limped off the Air Force C-141 Starlifter plane at 1:50 p.m. local time, bound and shackled, wearing an orange jumpsuit, turquoise face mask and a cap with goggles. The 20 were chosen by the threat they posed, said Marine Brig. Gen.
NEWS
July 18, 1990 | BARRY BEARAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The old anti-Castro terrorist is finally free, paroled Tuesday from a U.S. prison into the capital of the Cuban exile community, into a Miami where many consider him a revered patriot--and others deem him a pitiable fool. Orlando Bosch, a 63-year-old man with a bad heart and ulcers, emerged through the gates with a look of determination, like one of those ghosts in the movies who has suddenly materialized after years in the void.
NATIONAL
September 10, 2012 | By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
A foreign terrorism suspect with a record of disciplinary infractions has died at the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba, the ninth fatality since the prison opened more than a decade ago, the Pentagon announced Monday. The name, nationality and age of the detainee were withheld pending notification of his family and home country, according to a statement issued by Joint Task Force Guantanamo. An autopsy was planned and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service was investigating the circumstances of the man's death, the statement said.
NATIONAL
June 10, 2009 | Julian E. Barnes
U.S. officials have persuaded the tiny Pacific island nation of Palau to accept some of the Chinese Muslims held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, representing a major step in the Obama administration's plan to close the prison. In a statement released to the Associated Press today, Palau President Johnson Toribiong said his government had "agreed to accommodate the United States of America's request to temporarily resettle in Palau up to 17 ethnic Uighur detainees . . . subject to periodic review."
NEWS
February 1, 1989
About 80 prisoners on a weeklong hunger strike were badly beaten by guards at Cuba's biggest jail last week, human rights activists said in Havana. The incident at the Combinado del Este jail, on the eastern outskirts of Havana, pitted guards armed with truncheons and steel bars against inmates jailed for attempting to leave the country illegally, according to a letter distributed by the activists to foreign reporters.
NEWS
September 15, 1986 | Associated Press
Throngs of relatives greeted 111 newly freed Cuban political prisoners and their families, some seeing each other for the first time since the beginning of Fidel Castro's regime nearly 28 years ago, when their plane arrived here today on the freedom flight that followed two years of negotiations. The new refugees, among them the nephew of a former president, made up one of the largest single groups of Cubans to arrive in the United States in years.
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