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Guantanamo Topics

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Democracy Now! has regularly covered the stories of those imprisoned at the U.S. detention facility located in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, since former President George W. Bush began the so-called "war on terror." The first captives arrived at the detention camp on January 11, 2002.

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  • As the search for Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar intensifies in Afghanistan, so have US efforts to capture andquestion suspected Taliban and al Qaeda fighters. Over the last two days alone, at least 30 new prisoners have beenbrought to detention centers in Afghanistan, where they are being probed for information on the whereabouts of themissing leaders. These additions bring the total number of prisoners held by the United States up to 180,...
    Jan 02, 2002 | Story
  • Much has been said about the plight of the Kosovar Albanian refugees. But where do they go? Countries around the world are taking these refugees, including the United States. Originally, U.S.-bound Kosovars were to be taken to the sweltering, inhospitable Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba. Instead, they are being taken to Fort Dix in New Jersey. We will take a look at the course of events that take place when refugees reach the United States.
    May 28, 1999 | Story