Tag Archive for Guantanamo Bay

Obama commutes sentences of 330 prisoners, mostly drug offenders, on last day


The commutations by outgoing President Obama, the most done in a single day, brought the total number of sentences reduced to 1,715, more than any other U.S. president in history.
Obama also scurried to releases 4 more terror detainees from Guantanamo Bay, flying 3 to the United Arab Emirates and 1 to Saudi Arabia.

By Ynet & Reuters


President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentences of 330 federal inmates, particularly drug offenders, on Thursday, making his quest to reduce what he viewed as overly harsh punishments one of his final acts in office. He also called German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with whom he has had a warm relationship over their years. Continue Reading »

Obama Administration seeks to transfer Gitmo terror-prisoner to Israel


The US wants Israel to take terrorist responsible for the bombing of an Israeli hotel & attempted rocket attack on an Israeli airline, but the FBI refuses Israel’s request to hand over the information uncovered during their interrogations.

By Ynetnews


The Obama administration has asked Israel to take in one of Guantanamo Bay’s “forever prisoners,” according to the Miami Herald on Friday.

The man in question, Mohammed Abdul Malik Bajabu, 43, is linked to a car-bombing of an Israeli hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, as well as a plot to shoot down an Israeli Arkia airliner flying from Mombassa to Israel carrying 271 passengers in 2002. Continue Reading »