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The Takeaway

We The People: When Corporations Trump Human Dignity

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A new case is leading some to question who, under the current Supreme Court, qualifies for human rights and why corporations seem to be more protected than individuals. 

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The Takeaway

Federal Court Reviews Forced Feeding of Guantanamo Detainee

Monday, October 06, 2014

The first legal challenge to the U.S. practice of forced feeding Guantanamo detainees will be heard in federal court today. And despite the government's efforts - it will be open.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Follow Up: Is Force-Feeding Torture?

Friday, July 12, 2013

We follow up on the conversation about force-feeding at Guantanamo and explain the debate over whether it's torture with Katherine Hawkins, researcher at the Constitution Project, who contributed to their recent Task Force on Detainee Treatment report.

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The Takeaway

Hunger Strike Grows at Guantanamo

Thursday, April 25, 2013

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. 

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WNYC News

After Trip to Guantanamo Bay, Three Mothers Reflect

Monday, February 11, 2013

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The case against five men accused of plotting the September 11 terror attacks resumes Monday with pre-trial hearings in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Each time the court is in session, five victims’ families are chosen by lottery to attend in person.

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WNYC News

The Challenges of Reporting in Guantanamo Bay

Sunday, February 10, 2013

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Pre-trial hearings in the case against five men accused of plotting the September 11 terror attacks resume Monday. Those hearings are being held off the U.S. mainland in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Access to the base is strictly controlled, and that made for some reporting challenges I never expected.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

KSM Guantanamo Trial Latest

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Arun Rath, reporter for "Frontline" and PRI's "The World", check in from Guantanamo with the latest developments of the terror hearings and the state of the detention program in general.

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WNYC News

As Defense Makes Its Case, Delays Mount at 9/11 Terror Trial

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A major sticking point in this week's pre-trial hearings for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men accused of plotting the September 11 terror attacks has been how the military commission will handle classified evidence.

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The Takeaway

Watching and Judging: The Guantanamo Trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Monday, May 07, 2012

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.

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The Takeaway

New WikiLeaks Documents Shed Light on Guantanamo

Monday, April 25, 2011

Nearly 700 classified military documents are part of the latest trove released by WikiLeaks, detailed in a new story by The New York Times. The leaked documents tell new stories of still-detained and already released Guantanamo Bay detainees, providing details of life at the prison. One detail reveals a former prisoner held for several years who now is a rebel fighter in Libya; lists of the "pocket litter" items taken from prisoners pockets when they were captured. Andy Lehren helped break the story for The New York Times and explains what was in the documents.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

9-11 Trials Back To Guantanamo

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

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.

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The Takeaway

UK to Compensate Former Guantanamo Detainees

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Can your home country be sued for letting you be taken and harshly detained in another? In the case of the U.K. and former Guantanamo Bay detainees, maybe so. 16 former prisoners from the facility are suing Britain for alleged complicity in their treatment during imprisonment, and in turn the U.K. has agreed to pay nearly $80 million to settle with them out of court. 

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WNYC News

Jurors Chosen in Manhattan Trial of a Guantanamo Detainee

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Opening arguments in the trial of Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, who is accused of bombing two U.S. embassies in East Africa in 1998, began Tuesday in Lower Manhattan. Ghailani's trial is the first civilian trial of a Guantanamo Bay detainee.

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Studio 360

The Return of Harold and Kumar

Friday, April 25, 2008

They say “tragedy plus time equals comedy,” and another film opening this weekend takes unjustly imprisoned terror suspects as its focus. This one is a comedy about two bong-loving stoners: “Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.” Arun Rath explains why Harold and ...

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