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9/11 Families: Thomson Prison Purchase First Step to Bring Gitmo Detainees to U.S. Soil (Updated with DOJ filing)

by @ Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012. Tags: , , , ,
Filed under 9/11, Guantanamo, Thompson prison, Thomson

Updated 6:05 PM EDT, Oct 2, 2012: The Department of Justice filed a notice of condemnation in U.S. District Court today to take possession of Thomson Prison. In part, the purpose of the acquisition reads as follows:
“… as well as to provide humane and secure confinement of individuals held under authority of any Act of [...]

9/11 Families Urge Congress to Withhold Funding for Thomson Prison

by @ Friday, July 27th, 2012. Tags: , , ,
Filed under 9/11, Barack Obama, Congress, Guantanamo, Thompson prison, Thomson

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Obama adminstration ’suspends’ Gitmo transfers to Yemen, might go to Thomson

by @ Tuesday, January 5th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Binyam Mohamed, Flight 253, Gitmo, Guantanamo, Thomson, Yemen, al Qaeda, detainees

At least 74 former Guantanamo detainees have returned to the battlefield. A dozen of those released to Saudi Arabia and Yemen are members of al Qaeda on the Arab Peninsula (AQAP) and two of them are key leaders believed to have been involved in Umar Farook Abdulmuttalab’s attempt to blow Northwest Airlines Flight 253 from [...]

News and Views 1/05/10: 9/11 trials, Moussaoui, Gitmo, Thomson prison, NWA Fight 253, Yemen

Moussaoui Conviction Upheld; In the next case … the defendants will be smart enough not to plead guilty
The Fourth Circuit also reminds us that the trial judge initially struck the death penalty from the case because the government refused to give Moussaoui access to the al Qaeda prisoner witnesses. The Fourth Circuit reversed the judge [...]

Showdown in Sterling on 12/22: rally against the jailhouse jihad moving north to Thomson

by @ Sunday, December 20th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Gitmo, Guantanamo, Thomson, al Qaeda

Beginning at noon Tuesday, December 22, thousands of concerned citizens will rally in Sterling, Illinois against turning the Thomson Correctional Center into Gitmo North. Illinois law mandates a public hearing so inside Sterling High School lawmakers will debate whether to recommend to Governor Pat Quinn that he sell the TCC to the federal government. They [...]

Thomson aka Gitmo North not a done deal; 12/22 State Assembly hearing and protest in Sterling IL

by @ Thursday, December 17th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Gitmo, Gitmo North, Thomson, al Qaeda

If you are among the 64% of Americans against closing Gitmo and moving detainees to the U.S., you should sign this petition opposing turning Thomson into Gitmo North.
Bev Perlson of BandOfMothers.com was on Fox & Friends this morning to also ask that you to be outside Sterling High School, 1608 4th Avenue, Sterling, Illinois, [...]

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