5 items on the Gitmo files

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26 Apr 2011

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Guantánamo Bay files: Al-Qaida assassin, bomber ‘worked for MI6’ –Leaked Guantánamo papers link UK to Algerian militant 25 Apr 2011 An al-Qaida [al-CIAduh] operative accused of bombing two Christian churches and a luxury hotel in Pakistan in 2002 was at the same time working for British intelligence, according to secret files on detainees who were shipped to the US military’s Guantánamo Bay prison camp. Adil Hadi al Jazairi Bin Hamlili, an Algerian citizen described as a "facilitator, courier, kidnapper, and assassin for al-Qaida", was detained in Pakistan in 2003 and later sent to Guantánamo Bay. But according to Hamlili’s Guantánamo "assessment" file, one of 759 individual dossiers obtained by the Guardian, US interrogators were convinced that he was simultaneously acting as an informer for British and Canadian intelligence.

 

Guantanamo Doctors Neglected, Concealed Medical Evidence of Torture: Study 26 Apr 2011 Doctors caring for detainees at the Guantanamo prison may have neglected or concealed medical evidence of torture, such as bone fractures, lacerations, and symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder, according to a study released today by Physicians for Human Rights. For example, one of the suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo who claimed he had been severely beaten with kicks and punches until he was unconscious had evidence of a fracture on X-ray, but the circumstances of the injury were not discussed in his medical file.

 

Guantánamo Bay files: Children and senile old men among prisoners –Canadian Omar Khadr was 15 when captured and is still there after nearly nine years, while men as old as 89 have been held 25 Apr 2011 The Guantánamo files reveal the often fragile physical and mental condition of Guantánamo’s oldest and youngest residents, who have included an 89-year-old man and boys as young as 14. A 2002 assessment of Guantánamo’s oldest prisoner, Mohammed Sadiq, who was then 89, revealed dementia, depression and sickness… The files shed light on the way mere children were shipped to the cages in Cuba. Naqib Ullah, who was about 14 when captured in 2003, spent a year interned at Guantánamo.

 

Guantánamo leaks lift lid on world’s most controversial prison –Innocent people interrogated for years on slimmest pretexts –Children, elderly and mentally ill among those wrongfully held –172 prisoners remain, some with no prospect of trial or release 25 Apr 2011 More than 700 leaked secret files on the Guantánamo detainees lay bare the inner workings of America’s controversial prison camp in Cuba. The US military dossiers, obtained by the New York Times and the Guardian, reveal how, alongside the so-called "worst of the worst", many prisoners were flown to the Guantánamo cages and held captive for years on the flimsiest grounds, or on the basis of lurid confessions extracted by maltreatment. The 759 Guantánamo files, classified "secret", cover almost every inmate since the camp was opened in 2002.

 

What are the Guantánamo Bay files? Understanding the prisoner dossiers –David Leigh, the Guardian’s investigations editor, explains the files and how in key cases they expose official lies 25 Apr 2011 The Guantánamo files consists of 759 "detainee assessment" dossiers written between 2002 and 2009 and sent up through the military hierarchy to the US Southern Command headquarters in Miami. They appear to cover all but 20 of the prisoners. A number of other documents in the cache spell out guidelines for interrogating and deciding the fate of detainees. One, the "JTF-GTMO matrix of threat indicators" details the "indicators" which should be used to "determine a detainee’s capabilities and intentions to pose a terrorist threat if the detainee were given the opportunity."

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