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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:02 AM
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35. BBC: "Wikileaks: Many at Guantanamo 'not dangerous'"
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 01:03 AM by Hissyspit
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13184845?utm_...

WikiLeaks: Many at Guantanamo 'not dangerous'

President Obama pledged in January 2009 to close the prison within a year


Files released by the whistleblowing website Wikileaks have revealed that the US believed many of those held at Guantanamo Bay were innocent or only low-level operatives.

The files, published in US and European newspapers, reveal analysis of all 780 people ever held at the facility.

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Mistaken identity
These were then detained for years due to mistaken identity or because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time, the memos say.

In many cases, US commanders concluded there was "no reason recorded for transfer".

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