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Sun Mar 20, 2016, 05:11 AM

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Many at Guantanamo apparently not ‘too dangerous’ after all
By Ben Fox Associated Press March 19, 2016

MIAMI — In the last comprehensive review of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. government decided nearly 50 were ‘‘too dangerous to transfer but not feasible for prosecution,’’ leaving them in an open-ended legal limbo.

Now it seems many may not be so dangerous after all.

A review board that includes military and intelligence officials has been taking a hard look at these men and helping to steadily chip away at the list of indefinite detainees, who are a significant obstacle to President Barack Obama’s push to shut down the detention center at the U.S. military base in Cuba.

The first 23 decisions announced by the Periodic Review Board as of this month have skewed heavily in favor of the prisoners. It has unanimously cleared 19 for release, and said five will continue to be held but will be re-evaluated again later. Some of the approved have already left Guantanamo while the rest are expected to depart over the summer.


To date, none of those responsible for torture In Gitmo and elsewhere have been charged.

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