November 25, 2003 |
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.
November 25, 2003 |
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.
May 15, 2002 |
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.
January 28, 2002 |
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.
July 18, 1990 |
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.
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.