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A detainee at Guantanamo Bay (AP)

Former detainees are taking up arms against America. The US’s strategy appears to have misfired

Activists dressed in orange jumpsuits representing detainees in the U.S.-run detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, protest in front of the White House (CNS)

Religious advocates have questioned whether President Obama’s plan for the detention centre will allow detainees a fair trial

Detainees are seen inside the Camp 6 detention facility in 2009 at Guantanamo Bay (CNS)

The Ghana Bishops’ Conference urged the government to “send these men back to wherever they came from”

Amnesty founder Peter Benenson converted to Catholicism in the late 1950s (PA)

Where Amnesty went wrong

When the charity decided to campaign for abortion it dramatically abandoned its Catholic founder’s vision

John Kerry pictured with Cardinal Parolin (CNS)

Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with Kerry for an hour

Bradley Manning faces 'a grotesquely long prison sentence' (AP)

Both have practised civil disobedience in the national interest: but that is in the highest traditions of their national culture