September 30, 2014
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - The Camp 7 prison unit at Guantanamo Bay is so shrouded in secrecy that its location on the U.S. base in Cuba is classified and officials refuse to discuss it. Now, two separate events are forcing it into the limelight.
In Washington, the Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to declassify part of a review of the U.S. detention and interrogation program that followed the Sept. 11, 2001, al-Qaida attack. It's expected to be critical of the treatment of prisoners, including some now held in Camp 7.
And on Monday, a judge in Guantanamo will open a hearing into the sanity of one of those prisoners, Ramzi Binalshibh. His courtroom outbursts about alleged mistreatment in Camp 7 have halted the effort to try five men in the Sept. 11 attacks.