Prison

U.S. Names 55 Gitmo Transfers

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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.