Friday, February 24, 2006

AP wins release of Guantanamo names

A federal judge yesterday ordered the Pentagon to release the identities of hundreds of detainees at Guantanamo Bay to The Associated Press, a move which would force the government to break its secrecy and reveal the most comprehensive list yet of those who have been imprisoned there, AP reports.

U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff in New York ordered the Defense Department by March 3 to release uncensored transcripts of detainee hearings, which contain the names of detainees in custody and those who have been held and later released. Previously released documents have had identities and other details blacked out.

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