Plans for Wheelchair-Accessible Cells at Gitmo Paint “Chilling Picture” of Detainees Held Without Trial For Rest of Their Lives

Plans for Wheelchair-Accessible Cells at Gitmo Paint “Chilling Picture” of Detainees Held Without Trial For Rest of Their Lives By Julia Conley Newly-revealed plans for expanding the Guantanamo Bay prison confirm that the future of the facility focuses on keeping detainees there well into old age—and likely for the rest of their lives. A decade after President Barack Obama signed an executive order calling for Guantanamo Bay to be shuttered, prison officials are seeking contractors to build a wheelchair-accessible 5,000-square foot compound at the detention center, according to reports by…

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Bolton Threatens to Send Venezuela’s Maduro to Guantánamo Bay Prison

Bolton Threatens to Send Venezuela’s Maduro to Guantánamo Bay Prison By Jessica Corbett (CD) — National Security Adviser John Bolton—the neoconservative who’s played a key role in the Trump administration’s effort to overthrow the Venezuelan government—suggested on Friday that President Nicolás Maduro could find himself locked away in the U.S. military prison at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Station in Cuba if he does not soon step aside. Bolton—who has repeatedly threatened U.S. military action to force out Maduro—made the threat in a “crazy” radio interview (mp3) with right-wing commentator Hugh Hewitt about President Donald Trump’s broader policy toward Venezuela, including…

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