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WikiLeaks Reveals Secret Files on All Guantán

HungryHobo (1314109) writes | more than 3 years ago

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HungryHobo (1314109) writes "On Sunday April 24, 2011 WikiLeaks began publishing 779 secret files from the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison camp. The details for every detainee will be released daily over the coming month.

In its latest release of classified US documents, WikiLeaks is shining the light of truth on a notorious icon of the Bush administration's "War on Terror" — the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, which opened on January 11, 2002, and remains open under President Obama, despite his promise to close the much-criticized facility within a year of taking office.

In thousands of pages of documents dating from 2002 to 2008 and never seen before by members of the public or the media, the cases of the majority of the prisoners held at Guantánamo — 758 out of 779 in total — are described in detail in memoranda from JTF-GTMO, the Joint Task Force at Guantánamo Bay, to US Southern Command in Miami, Florida.

These memoranda, which contain JTF-GTMO's recommendations about whether the prisoners in question should continue to be held, or should be released (transferred to their home governments, or to other governments) contain a wealth of important and previously undisclosed information, including health assessments, for example, and, in the cases of the majority of the 171 prisoners who are still held, photos (mostly for the first time ever)."

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Well isn't this embarrassing... (1)

TheReaperD (937405) | more than 3 years ago | (#35932448)

The US government tried so hard to keep this data quiet and now we see why. It was a half-assed plan that they threw together that they used to illegally jail guilty and innocent alike and had no idea which was which (or even who they had) for months because they bulk shipped all of the evidence. Now we can't try most of them legally because their evidence was tainted and many of them were tortured which makes all of the evidence irrelevant. Our tax dollars at work.

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