Indefinite Gitmo

by
Abby Zimet

The Obama administration has publicly identified for the first time 46 prisoners at Guantánamo Bay it is holding as "indefinite detainees," men they say are too dangerous to release but who cannot be prosecuted due to flawed or lack of evidence - a seemingly unfathomable, unjustifiable characterization that nonetheless holds under current law. The list was released to The Miami Herald, which with the help of Yale Law School students had sued the Defense Department under the Freedom of Information Act. Held in Gitmo's limbo are 26 Yemenis, 12 Afghans, 3 Saudis, 2 Kuwaitis, 2 Libyans, a Kenyan, a Moroccan and a Somali. Shame.

 

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