The trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, starts at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
The United States approves the release of Saifullah Paracha, a 73-year-old Pakistani man who is currently the oldest prisoner held in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. He is expected to be formally released in the next few months.
U.S. District judge George B. Daniels of the District Court for the Southern District of New York has rejected the government of Saudi Arabia’s request to throw out lawsuits claiming the nation helped plan the September 11 attacks.
The President of the United States Barack Obama announces plans to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba. Obama made similar statements during his first presidential campaign in 2007 and had previously stated that the camp would be closed by 2010.
An independent report reveals that the American Psychological Association was complicit in the participation of its members with the use of torture during the Iraq and Afghan wars, such as in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay. Many experts suspected that the bizarre torture and humiliation were not "a few bad apples" but meticulously planned techniques.
President Obama is accused of breaking the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 by not notifying the US Congress about the release of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay detention camp in the deal to release Bowe Bergdahl.