Ai Weiwei’s Music Video, Recreating His Detention
The rebellious Chinese artist Ai Weiwei plans to release a provocative music video and album based on his 81-day detention in 2011.
West: Idaho: Uzbek Man Remains in Jail on Terror Charges
An Uzbek man facing terrorism-related charges in Idaho will remain jailed pending his trial after waiving his right to a detention hearing.
President to Speak on Terror
President Barack Obama plans to address his administration's counterterrorism policy Thursday, including the legality of the covert drone program and his pledge to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center.
Wikileaks Releases Docs Before Trial of TPB Founder Warg
Pirate Bay Founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg is to be tried starting tomorrow in Sweden, after his indictment last month for computer hacking and fraud. Wikileaks has released several documents related to his detention and the associated charges. From the summary of this material: "This material includes inter alia the interrogations with GSW and his co-accused, internal correspondence from the Swedish Foreign Minister and the Swedish embassy in Cambodia, damage assessment reports by the companies and the authorities concerned, and correspondence between GSW and Kristina Svartholm and the Swedish prison authorities. The material is formally public, but the Swedish prosecution authority has refused to provide the documents in digital format. Photocopying this volume of paper costs around £350." Notable is the refusal of Warg's request to obtain a graphing calculator while in prison.
Gitmo Activists Mark 100th Day of Hunger Strike With Media 'Storm'
Friday marks the 100th day of the Guantanamo detainees' hunger strike and human rights activists are making it known. Hacker vigilante group Anonymous is marking the day with a "twitterstorm," implementing social media to bring greater awareness to the human rights violations going on at Guantanamo, particularly the indefinite detention of prisoners, many of whom have for years been cleared for release.