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Sources for Researching Detainees

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  • Website of Andy Worthington, author and journalist, who writes almost daily about Guantanamo issues and detainees.  He has also published a book, The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison (2007, Pluto Press)
  • The Guantanamo Testimonials Project of the University of California at Davis Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas is an excellent source of testimonials from current and former prisoners, lawyers, prosecutors, interrogators, CSRT officers, guards, and more
  • Wikipedia contains information on many current and former detainees and includes links to unclassified documents.
  • The Defense Department maintains a website of declassified transcripts from the detainees' Combatant Status Review Tribunals (CSRTs) and Administrative Review Boards (ARBs), including indexes for each section, to help you find information on a specific detainee (filed by the detainees' ISN number).
    NOTE that allegations that may be listed are often uncorroborated hearsay, such as a story told to the military by the person who turned him over to get the bounty--typically $5,000--offered by the U.S. military. The DoD never updates these allegations, even after it and all other relevant agencies have cleared the detainee.

 

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