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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 05:50 PM
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Guantánamo: The Definitive Prisoner List
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Guantánamo: The Definitive Prisoner List

3.3.09

I’ve just published the first definitive list of the 779 prisoners held in the US prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, which is available in four parts.

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The list is the result of three years’ research and writing about Guantánamo, which began with my book The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press), and has continued with over 300 articles about Guantánamo for a variety of publications. The list provides details of the 533 prisoners who have been released, and includes, for the first time ever, accurate dates for their release. It also provides details of the 241 prisoners who are still held, including the 59 prisoners who have been cleared for release. Although some stories are still unknown, the stories of 700 prisoners are referenced either by links to my extensive archive of articles about Guantánamo, or to the chapters in The Guantánamo Files where they can be found.

As I explain in the introduction to the list:

“It is my hope that this project will provide an invaluable research tool for those seeking to understand how it came to pass that the government of the United States turned its back on domestic and international law, establishing torture as official US policy, and holding men without charge or trial neither as prisoners of war, protected by the Geneva Conventions, nor as criminal suspects to be put forward for trial in a federal court, but as ‘illegal enemy combatants.’

“I also hope that it provides a compelling explanation of how that same government, under the leadership of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, established a prison in which the overwhelming majority of those held — at least 93 percent of the 779 men and boys imprisoned in total — were either completely innocent people, seized as a result of dubious intelligence or sold for bounty payments, or Taliban foot soldiers, recruited to fight an inter-Muslim civil war that began long before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and that had nothing to do with al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden or international terrorism.”

much, much more at:
http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/2009/03/03/guantanamo-...
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 05:52 PM
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1. K & R With Gratitude
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 05:53 PM
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2. w o w ...thanks kpete
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RollWithIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 05:56 PM
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3. I take it the 779 is the total number ever held there and not the current population...
I seem to remember reading just recently that there was somewhere around 520 currently being held there.
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 06:14 PM
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4. Kudos and laurel wreaths to Andy Worthington! He didn't forget. He didn't
let them bury these people. He didn't close his eyes. He didn't have other things to do. He didn't just hope and wait and pray. He didn't let someone else do it.

HE did it.

This is an AMAZING web site! Take. A. Look!

http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/2009/03/03/guantanamo-... /
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 06:26 PM
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5. I just sent him an email of thanks for this incredible work.
If you want to do the same, here's his address: andy@andyworthington.co.uk
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 07:12 PM
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6. K&R - Kicked and Recommended
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:thumbsup:

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 07:25 PM
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7. ANDY works closely with Clive Stafford Smith. Please KICK this!
Edited on Tue Mar-03-09 07:26 PM by EFerrari
:kick:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 08:19 PM
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8. Kick
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 08:36 PM
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9. .
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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-03-09 09:01 PM
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10. This is impressive.
Humanity owes Andy Worthington a debt of gratitude for his work.
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