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An up-to-date archive of major press coverage of CCR's work and opinion pieces. Articles are available either on the original publisher's site or as a PDF.

  1. Suicide on the Brink of Release

    Washington Post 09/26/2008 - 15:15

    "When Mani al-Utaybi fixed a makeshift noose around his neck and hanged himself in a Guantanamo Bay cell in June 2006, the Saudi Arabian detainee had been close to being transferred to his homeland and freed,…

  2. The Next Prez's Superpowers

    MotherJones 09/26/2008 - 15:12

  3. Where Torture Begins-- and Ends

    El Dario 09/26/2008 - 14:55

    "Torture does not begin in some remote, dark, subterranean cell, where prisoners are hooded and interrogators are masked. Torture emerges from fear clouding vision and it begins on paper, with suited and uniformed leaders exercising faulty rationales,…

  4. US Seeks Delay in Guantanamo Detainees Habeas Appeal

    AFP 09/26/2008 - 14:44

    "The US government is seeking a new one-month delay in hearings on 250 Guantanamo detainees challenging the legality of their detention, saying it needs more time to review and declassify key documents." Click Here for the full article.

  5. Opinion: $2M settlement is a cop wakeup call

    NY Daily News 08/20/2008 - 15:06

    "[On the morning of April 7, 2003] police immediately cordoned off the street and allowed no one to enter or leave.  Then, without any announcement, they started arresting all the protesters on trumped-up charges.  This…

  6. One Protest, 52 Arrests and a $2 Million Payout

    New York Times 08/20/2008 - 14:59

    "The city has agreed to pay $2,007,000 to end a lawsuit brought by 52 people who were swept up in a mass

  7. U.S. Appeals Court to Rehear Case of Deported Canadian

    New York Times 08/18/2008 - 16:54

    A federal appeals court in New York will take the unusual step of rehearing Maher Arar's case which it decided in June.  Mr. Arar is a CCR client who was detained at Kennedy Airport in…

  8. Tactic Used After It Was Banned

    Washington Post 08/08/2008 - 15:38

    At least 17 detainees in Guantanamo Bay were subjected to the banned "frequent flyer" treatment where they were moved repeatedly from cell to cell to cause sleep deprivation prior to interrogations, causing concern that clients…

  9. Guantanamo detainee petitions rights panel over torture

    AFP 08/07/2008 - 16:39

    The Center for Constitutional Rights has filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to investigate the torture that Djamel Ameziane experianced while in US custody. You can access the full article here.

  10. Questions remain despite conviction of ex-bin Laden driver

    Chicago Tribune 08/07/2008 - 16:36

    CCR attorney, Shayana Kadidal, comments on the lack of finality and legal significance in the military commission that convicted Salim Ahmed Hamdan. You can access the full article here.