FOIA: Gitmo's Detainees Revealed
Posted by **Hippie J** on Jun 17, 2013 at 5:22:21 PM:
FOIA suit reveals Guantánamo’s ‘indefinite detainees’
By CAROL ROSENBERG
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- The Obama administration Monday lifted a veil of secrecy surrounding the status of the detainees at Guantánamo, for the first time publicly naming the four dozen captives it defined as indefinite detainees — men too dangerous to transfer but who cannot be tried in a court of law.
The names had been a closely guarded secret since a multi-agency task force sifted through the files of the Guantánamo detainees in 2009 trying to achieve President Barack Obama’s executive order to close the detention center. In January 2010, the task force revealed that it classified 48 Guantánamo captives as too dangerous to transfer but ineligible for trial because of a lack of evidence, or because the evidence was too tainted.
They became so-called “indefinite detainees,” a form of war prisoner held under Congress’ 2001 “Authorization for Use of Military Force.”
The Defense Department released the list to The Miami Herald, which, with the assistance of Yale Law School students, had sued for it in federal court in Washington, D.C. The Pentagon also sent the list to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees on Monday, a Defense Department official said.
According to the list, the men designated for indefinite detention are 26 Yemenis, 12 Afghans, 3 Saudis, 2 Kuwaitis, 2 Libyans, a Kenyan, a Moroccan and a Somali.
- Re: FOIA: Gitmo's Detainees Revealed - **Winston OBoogie** - Jun 19, 2013 at 12:59:27 AM
- Re: FOIA: Gitmo's Detainees Revealed - **Hippie J** - Jun 19, 2013 at 6:10:36 AM
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