Saudi activists get prison terms

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 9 (UPI) -- Two Saudi rights activists were sentenced to prison terms Saturday for "electronic crimes" -- criticizing the government online.

Saudi forces disperse protesters

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A human rights activist in Saudi Arabia said security forces descended on protesters who were demonstrating for more judicial rights.

Saudi Arabia police break up small protest

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 20 (UPI) -- Saudi Arabian security forces arrested several people demonstrating outside the Interior Ministry in Riyadh Sunday, witnesses said.

U.S. moves forward on Sept. 11 detainees

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, May 13 (UPI) -- Five of six detainees accused of involvement in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks will be brought before a military tribunal, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

Death penalty sought for 9/11 detainees

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The United States will seek the death penalty against six suspects in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, an Air Force general said Monday.

Rumsfeld, others sued for 'war crimes'

BERLIN, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A lawsuit filed Tuesday in Germany accuses outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and 11 others of war crimes.

Detainee log details interrogation

NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) -- Time magazine has published details of an interrogation log on a detainee believed to be the so-called 20th hijacker held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Document reveals pressure interrogation

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- A secret document obtained by Time magazine shows the pressure tactics used against a major al-Qaida suspect by the U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Mohammed Mana Ahmed al-Qahtani (Arabic: محمد مانع أحمد القحطاني‎) (also transliterated as al-Kahtani) is a Saudi citizen who is currently detained in the United States's Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba. Qahtani allegedly tried to enter the United States to take part in the September 11 attacks as a "muscle hijacker". Mustafa al-Hawsawi, one of the organizers of the September 11 attacks, referred to Qahtani in intercepted telephone calls as "the last one" to "complete the group". Mohammed al-Qahtani was refused entry due to suspicions that he was attempting to immigrate.

In 2008 the Bush administration admitted that they had tortured Qahtani. In an interview with Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, Susan Crawford said that Qahtani had been so systematically abused through isolation, sleep deprivation, forced nudity and exposure to cold that he was in a "life-threatening condition." Gitanjali Gutierrez, who works for the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents many of Guantanamo's inmates, said she thought Qahtani's torture constituted a war crime.

Since January 2002, Qahtani has been detained at Guantanamo Bay.

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