Appeals court has concerns over possible Gitmo video release
Latin America & the Caribbean / National

Appeals court has concerns over possible Gitmo video release

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court expressed concerns Thursday about the prospect of ordering the Obama administration to release graphic videos of a former Guantanamo Bay inmate being force-fed during a hunger strike. Judges hearing arguments in the long-running legal dispute considered whether any First Amendment interest in releasing the footage is outweighed by … Continue reading

Obama administration rushing to shrink ranks at Guantanamo
International News / Latin America & the Caribbean / Politics / U.S. News

Obama administration rushing to shrink ranks at Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is running out of time and options to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba, so officials are scrambling to release as many prisoners as possible and considering novel legal strategies that include allowing some men to strike plea deals by video-teleconference. Another option would be to send … Continue reading