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Closing Guantánamo: A Primer for the President

By: 
Nancy Talanian
Date: 
04/01/2015

This blog has also been posted on Huffington Post.

Not Another Broken Promise on Guantánamo

By: 
Nancy Talanian
Date: 
05/23/2014

One year ago, in a speech at National Defense University, President Obama renewed his commitment to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, calling it "a symbol around the world for an America that flouts the rule of law." But in the year since this latest promise, only 12 men have been released.

Don't Expect Justice From CIA Torture Report's Summary Release

By: 
Nancy Talanian
Date: 
04/03/2014

This blog has also been posted on Huffington Post.

WikiLeaks Guantánamo release offers an opportunity for truth-telling

By: 
Nancy Talanian
Date: 
05/12/2011


The 779 classified Detainee Assessment Briefs (DABs) that WikiLeaks began releasing on April 24 offer an unprecedented opportunity for us to finally confront the flimsy evidence our government has compiled about hundreds of men to support their past or present indefinite detention at Guantánamo.
 

Close Guantánamo

By: 
Nancy Talanian
Date: 
01/11/2011

The following blog has also been published on Common Dreams, the Huffington Post, and the Daily Hampshire Gazette (Massachusetts, subscription required).

Congress Receives Misleading Report about Guantanamo "Recidivism"

By: 
Nancy Talanian
Date: 
12/09/2010

Read this blog on Huffington Post.

Why We Exist: Closing Guantánamo the Right Way

By: 
Nancy Talanian
Date: 
11/15/2010

When Guantánamo Bay prison will actually close is anyone’s guess, but the closing alone will not matter unless our country changes along with it and our government, going forward, affirms its commitment to human rights and the rule of law. As we near the ninth anniversary of Guantánamo Bay prison, we are constantly bombarded with signs that such a day is still far off. Here are a few culled from recent news:

Mothers of Iran's detainees fare better than parents of US detainees

By: 
Nancy Talanian
Date: 
05/20/2010

Read this blog on Huffington Post.

Pre-trial Hearing of 1st Obama Military Commission Tries Child Soldier

By: 
Nancy Talanian
Date: 
05/07/2010

The pre-trial hearing for the first Military Tribunal in Obama’s presidency began last week, following the delayed release of the new manual for Military Commissions.  The government’s justification for trying Omar Khadr by Military Commission is that, in its view, his alleged murder of a US soldier via a hand grenade was a violation of the law of war. According to Lt. Col. David Frakt, under the Military Commission rules, “A detainee may be convicted of murder in violation of the law of war even if they did not actually violate the law of war.”