Monday, March 06, 2006

Judge orders release the names of Gitmo detainees

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, CubaOffering a glimpse into the top-secret world of Guantanamo Bay, the Pentagon has released the names and home countries of many detainees who have been held at the isolated military prison for up to four years.

A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by The Associated Press forced the Department of Defense on Friday afternoon to turn over some 5,000 pages of transcripts from closed-door hearings on the detainees, most of whom were accused of having links to the Taliban or al-Qaeda.

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U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff of New York ruled in favor of the AP last week, a major development in a protracted legal battle. In the ongoing litigation, the AP has also asked the Pentagon to release a complete list of all detainees ever held at the prison on a U.S. Navy base in eastern Cuba.



How F*#$ing dumb is this!!?!?

Nothing like telling an enemy who has sleeper cells, that don't communicate with each other, who is and isn't still active.

Rakoff, Jed Saul - Nominated by William J. Clinton

Wow, there's a shocker......