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Week of 5.19.06

Related Resources on Detainee Treatment

ACLU: Torture FOIA
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a request in October 2003 under the Freedom of Information Act demanding the release of information about detainees held overseas by the United States. A lawsuit was filed in June 2004 urging the government to comply with the request. This site contains the thousands of documents released as a result.

Amnesty International: "Guantanamo Bay -- a human rights scandal"
The human rights organization's page devoted to reports and information about Guantanamo Bay.

The Center for Constitutional Rights: "Attorneys go to Guantanamo after judge upholds CCR victory in ruling to grant detainee access"
A news release by The Center for Constitutional Rights, party to some lawsuits on behalf on Guantanamo detainees.

Hamdan v. Rumsfeld
Website devoted to the Supreme Court case of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. Salim Ahmed Hamdan was captured in Afghanistan in 2001 and charged as a war criminal. His lawyers have sued to block the military tribunal.

International Red Cross: "ICRC President deplores lack of progress on secret detention"
A May 12, 2006 statement after the head of the group completed talks with senior members of the US administration.

Salon.com: "Abu Ghraib" Files
Photos and videos of the reported detainee abuse inside the notorious prison in Iraq made available from the news website.

Supreme Court [PDF]
Oral arguments in the case of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. Salim Ahmed Hamdan was captured in Afghanistan in 2001 and charged as a war criminal. His lawyers have sued to block the military tribunal. Adobe Acrobat required.

The Road to Guantanamo
A new docu-drama on the alleged abuses three British men claim they endured during their detention at Guantanamo Bay.

U.S. Department of Defense, Detainee Affairs
Articles, news releases, transcripts and other information on detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.