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U.S. Names 55 Gitmo Transfers

Human rights organizations just won a very unexpected victory. On Friday, the Justice Department released the names of 55 Guantánamo Bay detainees that have received approval to be transferred to other countries, reversing a 2009 secrecy decision. Organizations pushing for the information's release were surprised at first but have quickly gone to work. A lawyer at the Center for Constitutional Rights said the information will help lawyers advocating for the prisoners' eventual release. 167 detainees are currently being held at the prison in Cuba.

September 22, 2012 8:05 AM