Defense Department releases remainder of Guantanamo names

[JURIST] The US Department of Defense Monday released 2,600 pages of case review documents [documents list] pertaining to Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] prisoners, finally making public the names of all 490 prisoners currently held at the facility after disclosing the identities of more then 300 last month. The documents consist of Administrative Review Board (ARB) [DOD briefing] summaries for hearings held after June 2005. The ARB reviews each case annually to determine whether each prisoner's continued detention is necessary. Upon completing its first-round review process [DOD press release] in January the board recommended the release of 14 prisoners and the return of 120 prisoners to their home countries.

In March, the Defense Department under court order [JURIST report] released the names of 317 detainees [JURIST report] appearing in transcripts of Combatant Status Review Tribunal [DOD materials] proceedings pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act [text; summary] request filed by the Associated Press. The AP has since sued [JURIST report] for the identities of all detainees held at the facility since 2001. AFP has more.



 

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