U.S. Names 55 to Leave Guantánamo Bay

September 25, 2012

This past Friday, the United States’ Justice Department disclosed the names of 55 individuals who are currently being detained at Guantánamo Bay, approving them to be transfered to other countries. According to the New York Times, “the government’s move has no immediate, practical effect on the inmates’ detention,” and “inclusion on the list does not mean that the United States has absolved them of any wrongdoing or that it believes they pose no threat.” Still, the measure is a step in the right direction for human rights organizations that have been demanding detainees’ information be released. This all comes in response to a prior decision made in 2009, which resolved to keep the identity of detainees secret. Despite the actions taken by the Justice Department, it remains to be seen when the detainees will actually be released from Guantánamo.

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One Response to “ U.S. Names 55 to Leave Guantánamo Bay ”

  1. Nicole on October 1, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Under the due process of law, the detainees technically have the freedom to leave if the court still hasn’t managed to accrue sufficient evidence against them. If they do come back to the States then all the gov’t has to do is keep a close eye on the detainees.