America allows the transfer of 55 detainees from Guantanamo

Posted on September 28, 2012


Sunday, September 23 – September 2012 at 07 pm – Marib Press – AFP
U.S. Department published Friday, a list of 55 detainees at Guantanamo, have been approved for transfer out of the 167 prisoners still detained in the prison, which President Barack Obama promised بإقفاله, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
And included in this list, according to Agence France-Presse, the name of the last British prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Shaker Aamer, who asked London and Washington handed over the year 2010, in addition to the five Tunisians, still detained at the U.S. prison and two Algerian and Moroccan.
A spokesman for the Ministry of Justice: “The circumstances which necessitated the protection of this information may have changed,” and added that “the United States was seeking primarily to protect this information, in order to maintain flexibility in its negotiations diplomacy with foreign governments, about the possibility of transferring detainees to, and especially in the Third World and not rather the countries they descended from prisoners. ”
In the year 2010, received 126 prisoners “approval of the transfer” of military power without any announcement of their names. While welcoming organizations that defend human rights publish this list, and spoke the American Federation for the Defense of Freedoms “a partial victory for transparency should be encouraged to work.”
The agent said Union lawyer Zachary Katznielsn: “These men have spent three years in prison since acknowledged our military and intelligence agencies should be released.”
He disclosed that the name of the Yemeni Adnan Latif, who died recently in cell بجوانتنامو, was not included on the list published Friday, noting that his name was among those who would be transferred.
For its part, said Susan Nosal, director of Amnesty International: “The 55 detainees, must be transferred immediately outside Guantanamo to countries respect their rights.”
He also praised the Center for Constitutional Rights “published this important list,” but he corrected it “incomplete.”

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