The Current Detainee Population of Guantánamo: An Empirical Study
This report from the Brookings Institution attempts to “identify and describe empirically who is at Guantánamo today, what the government alleges about them, and what they claim about their own affiliations and conduct.”
The New York Times: The Guantánamo docket
This continuously updated interactive database of information on Guantanamo detainees includes “thousands of pages of government documents and links to court records and news media reports,” including transcripts of Combatant Status Review Board meetings with the detainees. It lists the 22 Chinese citizens, all ethnic Uighurs, held at Guantanamo.
BBC News: Q&A: U.S. Supreme Court Guantanamo ruling
The Supreme Court ruled in Rasul v. Bush that Guantanamo detainees had the right, under habeas corpus law, to challenge their detention in U.S. federal courts. Here, the BBC addresses the definition of “habeas corpus,” the majority and minority opinions in the ruling, and what might happen in military commission trials.
npr.org: Primer -- Guantanamo detainees' rights
In this report, published when the Supreme Court decided to review whether Guantanamo detainees had habeas corpus rights, Anne Hawke of NPR examines the legal context and related concepts.
Closing Guantanamo Bay: Options and Decisions
Christopher Boucek, of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, discusses the questions facing the Obama administration if it closes Guantanamo Bay, including what can be done with the remaining detainees, how those who have been charged with crimes should be treated and the viability of rehabilitation.
The New York Times: The challenges of closing Guantánamo
In the Times’ Room for Debate blog, five legal experts, including Matthew Waxman, give their opinions on the challenges of closing Guantanamo, including the issue of release or prosecution of detainees.
The Washington Post: European countries may take detainees
The Post’s Peter Finn reports that European governments are considering accepting Guantanamo detainees into their countries for resettlement, a departure from their position during the Bush administration, which is described in the story as “a significant overture to the incoming Obama administration.”
The Atlantic: Inside Guantánamo
Theatlantic.com presents an audio slideshow of photographs from inside Guantanamo by Louie Palu, accompanied by a brief written introduction by Atlantic senior editor Andrew Sullivan.
Scenes from Guantánamo Bay
Boston.com’s Big Picture features a collection of 30 photos of the Guantanamo detention facilities that were taken by both photojournalists and members of the U.S. military and were either reviewed or released by the U.S. military.
Human Rights Watch: China -- Human Rights Concerns in Xinjiang
Human Rights Watch issued this report shortly after 9/11, detailing concerns that China would use anti-terrorism as a pretext for its own crackdown on ethnic Uighurs.
The Christian Science Monitor: Uighurs struggle in a world reshaped by Chinese influx
China has been pushing to resettle ethnic Han Chinese into the predominantly Uighur Xinjiang province for the past 60 years. Reporter Peter Ford speaks with local Uighurs, who are struggling under social and economic pressures that they say are imposed by the Chinese government.
From Our Files
Egypt: Extraordinary Rendition
Investigating the CIA's secret detentions
Four years ago, award-winning journalist Stephen Grey left his job at The Sunday Times in London to investigate one of the darkest sides of the Bush administration's war on terror -- the CIA's controversial rendition and interrogation program. In "Extraordinary Rendition," Grey sets out to find the CIA’s "ghost prisoners" -- some confirmed as high-value al Qaeda members, others unwittingly caught and released months or years later without charge.
FRONTLINE/World reporter Serene Fang visits a remote Chinese province, Xinjiang, to investigate growing tensions between the government and the Muslim people known as the Uighurs. Her clandestine interview with a Uighur man turns into a reporter's nightmare when Chinese authorities arrest Fang and her source, confiscate her videotape, interrogate her for 24 hours, and take the Uighur man away to an unknown fate. In her story, Fang reveals the name of the man in an effort to bring attention to his plight.
Is Torture Ever Justified?
In this companion feature, FRONTLINE gathered a group of legal experts to tackle the question of whether torture is ever justified. Earlier this year, several in the group took part in a similar project led jointly by the Harvard Law School and Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Examining the Paper Trail
FRONTLINE presents a chronology of “torture memos,” Defense Department investigations into prisoner abuse, human rights reports and more.
Gitmo: Behind the Wire
FRONTLINE producers Mike Kirk and Jim Gilmore took a camera inside Guantanamo Bay in August 2005. Watch the video excerpts.
The Dark Side
This FRONTLINE from June 2006 goes behind the headlines to investigate the internal war waged between the intelligence community and Dick Cheney, one of the most powerful vice president in the nation's history. The backdrop for the story includes revelations about false prewar intelligence and a scandal surrounding the indictment of the vice president's chief of staff and presidential adviser, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby,