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    U.S. Names 55 Gitmo Transfers

    This image reviewed by the US military shows a shadow of a soldier next to a placard on the fence line of the "Camp Five" detention facility of the Joint Detention Group at the US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, January 19, 2012.           AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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    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.

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