'Long overdue': 55 names of unfairly imprisoned US Guantanamo inmates releasedSubmitted by Bob-45 on Mon, 09/24/2012 - 01:23
Published: 22 September, 2012
It has been three years since the US government approved a list of Guantanamo Bay detainees for release. On Friday, the names of those 55 inmates who had been authorized for transfer were made public.
The Department of Justice stated that there was no longer a “need to withhold” the information. However, the prisoners in question remain on the island.
The US government has previously said that a list could not be released as it would hinder efforts to repatriate and resettle prisoners in other countries. A large proportion of the men are believed to be Yemeni.