WikiLeaks, Gitmo Secret Documents Released

In the latest release of secret U.S. documents, WikiLeaks reveals the secrets of one of the famous icon of the "War on Terror" the Bush-prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which opened on January 11, 2002, and remained open under President Obama, although he promised to close the facility was much criticized within one year of office.

In thousands of pages of documents dated 2002-2008 and have never seen before by members of the public or the media, the majority of cases of detainees held at Guantanamo, 758 of a total of 779 - are described in detail in a memorandum from the JTF-GTMO, the Joint Task Force in Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. Southern Command in Miami, Florida.

This memorandum contains a recommendation about whether the JTF-GTMO detainee should continue to hold, or be exempted (transferred to their home government, or to other government) and contains much important information not previously disclosed, including, for example, health screening, and, photo (mostly for the first time) from the majority of the 171 prisoners still in detention.

They also include information about the first 201 prisoners released from prison, between 2002 and 2004, which, unlike the information about the rest of the prisoners (summary of evidence and court transcripts, which was released as a result of a lawsuit filed by media groups in 2006) , has not been published previously. Most of these documents reveal ketidakompetenan records are familiar to those who have studied Guantanamo, with people who are not guilty of wrong-resistant (or because the U.S. offered large rewards for its allies for suspected al-Qaeda or the Taliban), and various Taliban conscripts are not significant from Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Beyond the cases of this previously unknown, the documents also reveal the stories of 397 other prisoners who were released from September 2004 until today, and of seven people who had died in prison.

Memos were signed by the commander of Guantanamo at the time, and explain whether the prisoners in question are considered as low risk, medium or high. Although the documents are not conclusive, it does not only represent the opinions of JTF-GTMO, but also the Criminal Investigation Task Force, made by the Department of Defense to conduct interrogations in the "War on Terror," and BSCT, behavioral science team consisting of psychologists who have a major role in the "exploitation" of prisoners under interrogation.

Crucially, the file also contains detailed explanations of the intelligence that should be used to justify the detention of detainees. For many readers, this will be the most interesting part of the document, because it seems to offer extraordinary insight into U.S. intelligence work, but although many of the documents that seemed to be the promise of evidence of an association with al-Qaeda prisoners or other organization, caution the higher is required.

These documents are interesting testimony of witnesses - in many cases, against a fellow prisoner that his words are not reliable, either because they have experienced torture or other forms of coercion (and sometimes not in Gitmo, but in secret prisons run by the CIA), or because they give a false statement to obtain better treatment at Guantanamo.

The witness whose words should be regarded as not credible at all the documents that include "high value detainees" or "ghost detainees." Please note that the "ISN" and numbers in parentheses after the name of the detainees' refers to the "Internment Serial Numbers" or "Serial Number Exile" in which prisoners were called or identified in U.S. custody:

Abu Zubaydah (ISN 10 016), which is considered "high value detainees", was arrested in Pakistan in March 2002, spent four and a half years in secret CIA prisons, including facilities in Thailand and Poland. He is subject to waterboarding treatment in 83 chance in CIA custody during the month of August 2002. Abu Zubaydah was transferred to Guantanamo Bay with 13 "high value detainees" others in September 2006.

Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi (ISN 212), emir of a military training camp where Abu Zubaydah is the gate keeper, who, although his camp was closed by the Taliban in 2000, because he refused to allow it to be taken over by al-Qaeda , which is described in the documents as military commander of Osama bin Laden at Tora Bora. Immediately after being arrested in December 2001, al-Libi had been given by the CIA to Egypt, where, under torture, he accidentally confessed that al-Qaeda has met with Saddam Hussein to discuss acquire chemical and biological weapons.

Al-Libi retract this lie, but it is still used by the Bush administration to justify the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. Al-Libi was never sent to Guantanamo, although at some point, probably in 2006, the CIA sent him back to Libya, where he was imprisoned, and where he died, allegedly due to suicide, in May 2009.

Sharqawi Abdu Ali al-Hajj (ISN 1457), a citizen of Yemen, also known as Riyadh the facilitator, who was arrested in the raid a house in Pakistan in February 2002, and is described as "Al-Qaeda facilitator." After his arrest, he was transferred to the prison torture in Jordan which is run on behalf of the CIA, where he was detained for almost two years, and then detained for six months at U.S. facilities in Afghanistan. He was flown to Guantanamo in September 2004.

Sanad al-Kazimi Yislam (ISN 1453), a Yemeni, who was arrested in the UAE in January 2003, and then held in three secret prisons, including "Dark Prison" near Kabul and a secret facility in the U.S. prison at Bagram air base. In February 2010, the District Court in Washington DC, Judge Henry H. Kennedy Jr. granted the request of habeas corpus a Yemeni detainee, Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman, mainly because he refused to accept the testimony produced by both Sharqawi al-Hajj or Sanad al-Kazimi. As he states, "the Court will rely on Hajj or Kazimi report because there is irrefutable evidence in the record that, during interrogation in which they make a report, the two men had just been tortured."

The others, including Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani (ISN 10 012) and Walid bin Attash (ISN 10 014), two of the "high value detainees" transferred to Guantanamo in September 2006, after being held in secret CIA prisons.

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