4/26/11

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Demented old man in Guantanamo

Wikileaks published documents that show in many cases, massive human rights violations. In the months to follow details. The U.S. government termed the publication of the report "regrettable"
WASHINGTON - The investigative platform Wikileaks has published hundreds of secret documents about the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, the show was held on how many prisoners in dubious basis of the controversial camp. The "Gitmo Files" are inmate records from the years 2002 to 2008.
Wikileaks will publish in the coming months, a total of 758 detailed lists. Selected media, including The New York Times, the British "Guardian" and "Der Spiegel", have the complete records. According to Wikileaks is only charged with "several dozen" of the Guantanamo inmates serious terrorist activities. Most of the documents showed how innocent people wrongly detained or less important fighters of the Taliban without terrorist links were brought to Guantanamo. Many were sold to the U.S. military for bounty.
The British "Daily Telegraph" reported that only 220 had since 2002 the total of 779 Guantanamo detainees have been classified as dangerous extremists. At least 150 were detained innocent. Currently 172 detainees at Guantanamo are held.
According to "New York Times, the prisoner files often contain contradictory information and a" patchwork "rather than evidence that" in many cases never had before a court or military tribunal stock. The U.S. authorities were often based on statements a few prisoners who had been made under torture, writes the Guardian. Even after abuse was acknowledged that they had assessed the information as credible. Innocent people were imprisoned for years under the flimsiest of pretexts. The Guardian calls this an example of a 89-year-old Afghan who was suffering from dementia. were in the house of the old man "suspicious" phone numbers have been found, according to his file.
The U.S. Defense Department called the publication of the documents "regrettable". Underlined is that the files were from the time of the previous administration under President George W. Bush.