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ID:

321

Date:

2008-06-15

Headline:

Guantanamo: Beyond The Law

Reporter's name:

Tom Lasseter

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

McClatchy Newspapers

City:

Washington, DC

Summary:

Based on documents obtained via FOIA (transcripts of courts-martial), interviews, and other sources, McClatchy Newspapers was able to report on the experiences of dozens of former detainees at Guantanamo. Although the base has been used to house prisoners since shortly after 9/11, many detainees have been held without the ability to exercise or claim legal rights - despite little or no evidence of wrongdoing.

Notes:

McClatchy Newspapers used FOIA to obtain court-martial transcripts that helped reveal unprecedented details about detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as part of an eight-month investigation. Access to the various documents provided substantial evidence to bolster the description of how the post-9/11 detention system has compounded flawed detention procedures with the denial of fundamental legal rights. (Source for FOIA use: Email communication from project editor Roy Gutman via David Westphal to Rick Blum, July 8, 2008.)

Keywords:

Guantanamo, detainees, interrogation, terrorism, terrorist, military, investigation, Afghanistan

URL:

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/detainees/


Agencies:

CIA
DOD
DOJ

States:

US Terr./Other

Categories:

civil rights
classified information
detainees, Guantanamo
national security
terrorism


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