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USA POLITICS: Pentagon Suppressing Book on Interrogations: Mark Fallon Former Guantanamo Bay Investigator

USA POLITICS: Pentagon Suppressing Book on Interrogations: Mark Fallon Former Guantanamo Bay Investigator

Mark Fallon says, “This is more of an inside view of the fight to try to stop torture,” he said in an interview this week with Reuters. “There was a tremendous opposition within the government itself believing these were war crimes, and I name names.”

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CANADA POLITICS: Omar Khadr $10m Settlement Opposed By Two-Thirds of Canadians: Poll

CANADA POLITICS: Omar Khadr $10m Settlement Opposed By Two-Thirds of Canadians: Poll

29 per cent of Canadians would have offered Omar Khadr an apology and compensation while 25 per cent would have only apologized.

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CANADA POLITICS: C$10m Settlement Paid to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

CANADA POLITICS: C$10m Settlement Paid to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

The payout was given to former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr and was cashed immediately, the report said, citing a source involved in the transaction.

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CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Brushes Off Criticism to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

CANADA POLITICS: Trudeau Brushes Off Criticism to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

Trudeau’s Liberal government would pay Omar Khadr around C$10 million ($7.7 million) and offer a formal apology to compensate him for abuses he suffered as an inmate at the U.S. military prison in Cuba.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

CANADA POLITICS: Canada to Pay C$10m Compensate to Omar Khadr Ex-Guantanamo Inmate

A Canadian citizen, Khadr was captured in Afghanistan in 2002 at age 15 after a firefight with U.S. soldiers. He pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. Army medic and became the youngest inmate held at the military prison in Cuba.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Powerful Bureaucracy Preventing US Presidents Making Changes: Vladimir Putin

RUSSIA POLITICS: Powerful Bureaucracy Preventing US Presidents Making Changes: Vladimir Putin

“Can you imagine France or Russia acting this way? This would have been a disaster. But it is possible in United States and continues to this day,” Putin said.

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YEMEN POLITICS: 4 Yemeni Detainees Transferred From Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia

YEMEN POLITICS: 4 Yemeni Detainees Transferred From Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia

The Yemeni detainees were identified as Mohammed Rajab Sadiq Abu Ghanem, Salem Ahmed Hadi bin Kanad, Abdullah Yehya Yousef al-Shibli and Mohammed Bawazir.

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USA POLITICS: Obama Rushes To Free Gitmo Inmates Within Days

USA POLITICS: Obama Rushes To Free Gitmo Inmates Within Days

President Obama is planning to transfer at least 18 Guantanamo Bay detainees within days after announcing four prisoners are being sent to Saudi Arabia.

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URUGUAY: Abu Wa’el Dhiab Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Takes Center Stage

URUGUAY: Abu Wa’el Dhiab Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Takes Center Stage

“The Uruguayan government is doing everything possible,” President Tabare Vazquez said.

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USA: A President Trump Could Try Americans In Guantánamo

USA: A President Trump Could Try Americans In Guantánamo

“I would say they could be tried there, that would be fine,” Trump said in a brief interview ahead of his speech to home builders in Miami Beach.

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USA: Obama New Plan To Close Guantanamo Bay Prison

Obama, a Democrat, is adamant that Guantanamo be shut down before his successor takes over in 2017.

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