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  • Lawyers Try to Stop Gitmo Med Procedure ~ Paracha has acknowledged meeting Osama bin Laden twice....

    11/15/2006 10:37:31 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies · 2,301+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | November 15, 2006 at 18:35:14 PST | ANDREW O. SELSKY ASSOCIATED PRESS
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - An attorney for a Guantanamo Bay detainee has asked a judge to block a planned medical procedure on the prisoner's heart, saying that performing it at the U.S. base puts his life at risk. Saifullah A. Paracha, a 59-year-old multimillionaire businessman from Karachi, Pakistan, already had one heart attack while in U.S. custody and in recent days has suffered chest pains, his lawyers said. Doctors plan to perform a cardiac catheterization on Paracha this month at the isolated Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in southeast Cuba. Gaillard T. Hunt, one of Paracha's attorneys, asked a...
  • Guantanamo Inmates Despair of Ever Leaving

    03/05/2006 8:00:20 PM PST · by NewLand · 71 replies · 1,205+ views
    AP ^ | March 5, 2006 | MIRANDA LEITSINGER
    Guantanamo Inmates Despair of Ever Leaving Sunday, March 5, 2006 9:13 PM EST The Associated Press By MIRANDA LEITSINGER GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Ahamed Abdul Aziz has been in the Guantanamo Bay prison for more than three years and, by his account, has been interrogated 50 times without being charged with any crime. He waits with anguish for freedom but fears it will never come. "We are in a grave here," he told his lawyers, echoing the despair felt by many of the roughly 490 prisoners held as suspected terrorists at the U.S. naval base in eastern...