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North Korean Defector, Made Famous By Best-Seller, Changes Story

SEOUL (Reuters) – A North Korean defector, whose dramatic escape from a brutal prison camp was the subject of a bestselling book, has changed key parts of his story and on Sunday apologised for misleading people. “Escape from Camp 14″, written by former Washington Post journalist Blaine Harden, brought Shin Dong-hyuk international fame. Shin, one […]

Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says the prison and Guantanamo Bay is “a psychological scar on our national values.” Dempsey says the facility at the U.S. Navy base in Cuba “does create a psychological scar on our national values. Whether it should or not, it does.” The U.S. has transferred of […]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Cuba has freed some of 53 people the United States regards as political prisoners as agreed under last month’s U.S.-Cuban rapprochement and Washington wants to see the rest released soon, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday. “They have already released some of the prisoners, we would like to see this completed […]

President Obama is releasing five more prisoners from Guantanamo Bay and sending them to Kazakhstan. The two men from Tunisia and three from Yemen had been cleared for release from the prison by a government task force but could not be sent to their homelands. The U.S. has sent hundreds of prisoners from Guantanamo to third […]

U.S. President Barack Obama is a little closer to fulfilling his six-year-old promise to close the U.S. military prison at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. At least five detainees are expected to be moved from the facility by the end of the month, which would leave 127 remaining prisoners at the facility, according […]

HAVANA — Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America’s most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties. Gov. Chris Christie has urged President Barack Obama to demand the return of fugitive Joanne Chesimard before […]

Obama Releases Gitmo Detainees

President Obama has released five Guantanamo detainees who it has been determined are no longer a threat. The Department of Defense announced Thursday that three of the men were sent to Georgia and two to Slovakia for resettlement. The Pentagon identified the three now former prisoners resettled in Georgia as Abdel Ghaib Ahmad Hakim, Salah […]

The ailing father of a former U.S. Marine jailed in Iran released a video Monday pleading to authorities to allow him to see his son before his condition worsens. The video was released by the #FreeAmir campaign, an effort by the family of Amir Hekmati to raise awareness, funds and support to bring him home. […]

The two-star general, not named in the CNN report, is tasked with an investigation  whose clues are so far confusing and unclear: The investigating officer looking into the circumstances surrounding how Bergdahl went missing is expected to begin working on the case next week, though that doesn’t necessarily signal anything about when the sergeant will undergo […]

Bergdahl was held in solitary confinement for 2 years, didn’t see another human face (via FreakOutNation) U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the former Taliban detainee who was released from captivity arrived at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Bergdahl, while held prisoner in Afghanistan, was locked in solitary confinement for two straight years… […]

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