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AFP: US released ‘high-risk’ Guantanamo detainees

In Americas on April 28, 2011 at 6:18 pm

By FOCUS News Agency

The United States released dozens of “high-risk” Guantanamo inmates and held over 150 innocent men for years, a fresh trove of classified military files released to select media groups showed,AFP┬álearned.

The 779 documents, part of a massive cache of secret memos leaked to whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks last year, were made available to a select group of media organizations, including The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, El Pais, Le Monde, Der Spiegel and La Repubblica.

They were said to reveal that most of the 172 prisoners who remain at the US naval base in southern Cuba — 130 of them — have been rated as posing a “high-risk’ threat to the United States and its allies if they are freed without being rehabilitated or supervised appropriately.

Even more of the George W. Bush-era “war on terror” suspects — about a third of the 600-some men who have already been transferred to third countries — were also branded “high-risk” before being released or handed to other governments, the Times noted.

In a troublesome revelation as the United States and its allies seek to back anti-government forces in Libya who are fighting to oust longtime strongman Moamer Kadhafi, the documents showed one of the rebels’ presumed trainers has closer ties to Al-Qaeda than previously…

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