U.S. releases names of ‘indefinite detainees’ at Guantanamo
June 17th, 2013
07:57 PM ET

U.S. releases names of ‘indefinite detainees’ at Guantanamo

By Kevin Liptak

The names of dozens of detainees held at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were released for the first time on Monday after a newspaper sued the federal government for the information.

The list identifies 46 inmates being held for “continued detention” at the facility, which President Barack Obama has vowed to close. The report was made public after a lawsuit from the Miami Herald. The Obama administration first acknowledged that detainees were being held indefinitely in Guantanamo in 2010, but didn't make their identities public until now.

Recently, more than half of the 166 current Guantanamo detainees have staged a hunger strike. They are protesting their treatment and indefinite detention, resulting in force feedings of more than 20.

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  1. Powder

    Talk about uneasy lies the head that wears the crown!

    June 18, 2013 at 8:45 am | Reply
  2. George Patton-2

    Due to the amount of unreasonable torture that these detainees had to undergo, we owe it to them to just simply turn them loose! The treatment of these men have been nothing but a national disgrace and a horrific reflection on us Americans! At least 85% did nothing but be in the wrong place at the wrong time! Let's show our humanity for a change!!!

    June 18, 2013 at 7:05 am | Reply
    • Portland tony

      Thank you, George. I couldn't agree more! Gitmo is truly a national disgrace along with those who tortured those political prisoners there. Close it down!

      June 18, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Reply
  3. George Patton-2

    85 Muhammed in the list. They must stay, other can go home.

    June 17, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Reply

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