In the first transfer of prisoners in nearly a year, the Pentagon has announced that two Algerians being held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp will be transferred out. According to their files, were recommended to be sent home in 2007. Joining The Takeaway is Carol Rosenberg, reporter for the Miami Herald. She explains why the Pentagon has decided to move the two men.
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began at sundown on Monday night. And with it, millions of Muslims around the world began abstaining from food and drink during daylight hours, in the hopes of finding spiritual growth. But for the Muslims in Guantanamo Bay who’ve been on hunger strike since the spring and regularly face force-feedings, Ramadan is a far more complicated matter. Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald joins The Takeaway to discuss force-feedings during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
Less than a month ago President Obama reiterated his desire to close the Guantanmo Bay detention facility in a televised speech, specifically addressing the hunger strike that is now in its 5th month. "Look at the current situation, where we are force-feeding detainees who are being held on a hunger strike," he said, speaking from the National Defense University. "Is this who we are?" Carol Rosenberg, reporter for The Miami Herald, says there seems to be no end in sight.
The U.S. military says that 92 prisoners are now on a hunger strike at the detention facility, and the military is force feeding 17 of them. The prisoners' attorneys dispute that number, stating that 130 of the 166 captives joined the strike two months ago. Miami Herald correspondent Carol Rosenberg recently returned from Guantanamo with the latest on the growing hunger strike and the prisoners' demands.
The hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay is just the latest use of a protest technique that has been adopted by activists of all stripes, all around the world. Sharman Apt Russell, Professor of writing at Western New Mexico State University, explains the history of the hunger strike.
How far can a U.S. government censor go to keep information classified? That's the question surrounding the much-anticipated hearings of Khalid Sheik Mohammed at Guantanamo Bay. Carol Rosenberg, correspondent for the Miami Herald, has been covering the hearings from Guantanamo Bay.
Pre-trial hearings start today in Guantanamo in the case against the alleged mastermind of the September 11, terrorist attacks, Khalid Sheik Mohammed. Miami Herald reporter Carol Rosenberg has been following the hearings at the war crimes court at Camp Justice in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Miami Herald correspondent Carol Rosenberg explains why Guantanamo is missing this campaign season, and what Americans still need to know about the detention facility.
On his third day in office, President Obama signed an executive order to close Guantanamo Bay’s detention camp, but "Gitmo" remains open. So what happened?
September 11 self-proclaimed mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is on trial before a Guantanamo Bay military tribunal. By day one the trial was already hitting some snags. All of the 9/11 suspects refused to enter pleas on the charges of orchestrating the September 11 terrorist attacks. Many refused to wear the headsets to hear the translation of the trial. But the defendants aren’t the only ones being judged during this trial. Regardless of outcome, the trial will also have great consequences for how people around the world view American justice. Col. Morris Davis was chief prosecutor for the military commission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, from 2005 to 2007. Carol Rosenberg is a reporter for the Miami Herald who attended the hearings at Guantanamo Bay.
The U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, turned 10 years old yesterday. Carol Rosenberg, Miami Herald reporter, looks back at a decade of Gitmo.
The release this week of government files on detainees at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay have given us an unprecedented glimpse into the camp and the people who have been held there. The Miami Herald’s Carol Rosenberg looks at what they do and don’t tell us about the Guantanamo system.
The truth is Congress made it impossible for them to have this trial in New York City. Congress has had a series of bills that say you will not spend a penny of taxpayer's money to put them on trial on U.S. soil. They have forbidden the use of money, any federal funds to bring them to the United States, anyone from Guantanamo for any purpose, trial, detention, release if they were found to be wrongfully held. Congress blocked the administration into a corner, they cornered Eric Holder, and that's what he said yesterday. He said I believe the right place for these trials is Manhattan but they've made it impossible and we need to get these trials over with.
— Carol Rosenberg, reporter for the Miami Herald, on The Brian Lehrer Show.
Carol Rosenberg, reporter for the Miami Herald, discusses Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision, and the process for moving the trial back to Guantanamo Bay.
More than two years after President Obama pledged in an executive order to close the detention facility at Guantanamo bay, the prison remains open. On Monday the President also reversed course and will allow military tribunals of detainees there to resume. We’ll speak with Carol Rosenberg, a reporter for McClatchy and the Miami Herald, about the reasons why the prison was created in the first place and what the future holds for its prisoners. We’ll also be joined by Emily Berman, counsel in the Brennan Center's Liberty and National Security Program.
His was one of the most divisive cases in the so-called war on terror. Now, Omar Khadr, the youngest and last Western detainee at Guantánamo Bay has pleaded guilty to committing war crimes. The 23 year old was originally detained when he was 15 years old; he has spent one-third of his life at Guantánamo Bay. According to the plea bargain, next year he will be sent back to his native Canada to serve the rest of his sentence, another eight years in prison.