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Newly Released Memo Inadvertently Reveals CIA Held (and Abused) Missing Prisoner

According to various reports, a U.S.-held detainee named Hassan Ghul provided key intelligence on the courier who ultimately led authorities to Osama bin Laden. In 2009 we reported that, despite the U.S.’s silence on his case, Ghul had been captured in Iraq and held in a secret CIA prison.

Exclusion of Coercion-Tainted Evidence Echoes Other Gitmo Cases

A federal judge's decision today is latest in series of government losses in Gitmo-related cases that relied on evidence gained during coercive interrogations.

Rare Interrogator Testimony Defeats Gitmo Torture Claim in Civilian Court

A newly declassified opinion in a Guantanamo prisoner lawsuit gives the most detailed picture yet of how U.S. authorities might overcome allegations that torture taints key evidence.

Judges Reject Interrogation Evidence in Gitmo Cases

The government has lost eight of 15 cases in which Guantánamo inmates have said they or witnesses against them were forcibly interrogated, according to a ProPublica review.

Investigations You Need to Read: Monday

Judges Urge Congress to Act on Indefinite Terrorism Detentions

In an unusual move, three federal judges hearing Gitmo challenges say lawmakers need to provide them with guidelines on how long terrorism suspects can be detained without charges.

With Few Strong Cases, Government Rushes Toward Plea Deals for Guantanamo Detainees

While the Pentagon and the Justice Department wrangle over control of the cases, prosecutors move ahead to negotiate with prisoners.

Gitmo Chart Update: Six Detainees Released to Palau

Some of the Chinese Uighur prisoners leave Guantanamo more than a year after a U.S. judge ordered their release.

Judge’s Finding Highlights Risks of Abusive Interrogations at Gitmo

A court order that a Guantanamo prisoner be released says that interrogators did not consider his confessions believable.

PBS’s NOW Explores Preventive Detention

A program looks at some of the issues involved in the imprisonment and treatment of terrorism suspects.

Tracking Obama’s Struggles to Defend Gitmo Detentions

An updated look at the court cases of prisoners who have challenged their detentions at Guantanamo Bay.

Their Own Private Guantánamo

In the absence of guidelines from Congress and the president, federal trial judges have taken individual approaches in evaluating detention cases.

Obama Seems to Rule Out Executive Order on Indefinite Detentions

The president, wrestling with the closure of the prison at Guantanamo Bay, says he will seek congressional approval for a policy on holding terrorism suspects.

ProPublica Reporters Discuss Their Articles

White House Is Drafting Executive Order to Allow Indefinite Detention; Move Would Bypass Congress

The administration wants to move quickly to establish a new detention system so that it can close the Guantanamo prison by January.

Review of Gitmo Detainees Has Been Slow and Complex

The work of a task force evaluating the prisoners has been complicated by legal constraints, turf battles and a mountain of documents.

Do CIA Cables Show Doctors Monitoring Torture?

Word of "medical updates" on a prisoner adds to concerns about doctors' roles in interrogations.

Has Consulting Firm For CIA Gone MIA?

Reports have linked two former military psychologists to waterboarding. Now their office has closed.

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