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"Lawyers Expand Legal Fight for Longest-Held Prisoner of War on Terrorism," by Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, October 04, 2023
"Man Accused of Leading 9/11 Plot Was Denied a Lawyer, Then Confessed," by Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, September 27, 2023
"A panel finds torture made a 9/11 defendant psychotic. A judge will rule whether he can stand trial," by Ellen Knickmeyer, AP News, September 20, 2023
"Biden Rejects Proposed Conditions for Plea Deals in Sept. 11 Case," by Charlie Savage and Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, September 06, 2023
"Judge Throws Out Confession of Bombing Suspect as Derived From Torture," by Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, August 18, 2023
"Will Gitmo always be with us? The Forever War's forever legacy," by Karen J. Greenberg, Salon, August 13, 2023
"Court Rejects New Sentencing for Al Qaeda Recruiter," by Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, July 26, 2023
"Despite U.S. Guarantee, Guantánamo Prisoner Released to Algeria Immediately Imprisoned and Abused," by Elise Swain, The Intercept, July 26, 2023
"Trial Guide: The Jemaah Islamiyah Case at Guantánamo Bay," by Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, July 10, 2023
"Conditions at Guantánamo Are Cruel and Inhuman, U.N. Investigation Finds," by Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, June 26, 2023
"Prosecutors Disclose Discovery of Secret Guantánamo Prison Videos," by Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, June 21, 2023
"Guantánamo Case Nearing a Decision on the Lasting Effects of Torture," by Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, June 17, 2023
"Coast Guard Ends Post-9/11 Antiterrorism Patrols at Guantánamo Bay," by Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, June 16, 2023
"The FBI Groomed a 16-Year-Old With “Brain Development Issues” to Become a Terrorist," by Murtaza Hussain, The Intercept, June 15, 2023
"U.N. Body Condemns Torture of Guantánamo Prisoner Awaiting Capital Trial," by Carol Rosenberg, New York Times, June 04, 2023