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    1. A team of Pentagon officials began scouting sites in Colorado on Tuesday as potential alternatives to hold prisoners from Guantanamo Bay as part of the long-stalled effort to close the controversial detention center on the U.S. base in Cuba. The team planned to assess facilities at the Federal...

    2. Frequent reports of violations at the Guantanamo Bay facility have led to calls for its closure.

    3. Shaker Aamer: Celebrities and MPs vow 'hunger strike' in support for Guantanamo Bay prisoner

      International Business Times via Yahoo UK & Ireland NewsOct 12 01:30 AM

      Celebrities and MPs have declared they are taking part in a "hunger strike" as a sign of solidarity with Shaker Aamer, the last remaining British prisoner in Guantanamo Bay. Actors Maxine Peake and Mark Rylance, shadow chancellor John McDonnal, Conservative MP David Davis and comedian Frankie Boyle are among the dozens of high-profile names who have vowed to fast for 24-hours in protest at the ...

    4. The U.S. government approved the freeing of Shaker Aamer, a suspected al Qaeda fighter, following a thorough review of his case, officials said.

    5. DENVER — A team from the U.S. Defense Department will visit both a state and a federal prison in Colorado to assess their possible use for housing detainees from Guantanamo...

    6. A parole-style board for Guantánamo Bay detainees has decided that an Afghan man, Mohammed Kamin, should be released from wartime detention.

    7. A terror suspect, who was freed from Guantanamo Bay and given £1m compensation by Britain, has joined Isis. Jamal al-Harith, a Muslim convert formerly known as Ronald Fiddler, claims he was on holiday in Pakistan when he was locked up by the Taliban who accused him of being a British Spy. Following the US invasion of Afghanistan just days later, he was found by Special Forces troops in a Taliban...

    8. The United States said on Wednesday it had cleared for release Mohammed Kamin, an Afghan man held at the Guantanamo Bay prison for foreign terrorism suspects for more than 11 years. Kamin, who is about 37, was recommended to be transferred out of the facility by the Periodic Review Board, a parole board-style body made up of U.S. national security officials who have the job of determining if ...

    9. A team of Pentagon officials is in Colorado to scout potential sites to hold prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

    10. US frees Moroccan prisoner held over 13 years at Guantanamo

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsSep 17 06:49 PM

      MIAMI (AP) — Another Guantanamo Bay prisoner has been released as part of the drawn-out U.S. effort to wind down and eventually close the detention center at the U.S. base in Cuba, officials said Thursday.

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