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WikiLeaks says more juveniles in Guantanamo
« on: June 08, 2011, 18:36:12 PM »
WikiLeaks says more juveniles in Guantanamo
Wed Jun 8, 2011 4:3PM

An investigation of Detainee Assessment Briefs (DAB) and other classified documents published by WikiLeaks reveals that fifteen juveniles were detained at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, three more than the U.S. State Department publicly acknowledged.

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Military documents recently wikileaked indicate that the number of children that have been imprisoned at Guantanamo is one-and-a-quarter times what the State Department has admitted to the public and almost twice as many as it reported to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. 

"This new report shows that even more children have been imprisoned at Guantanamo than our earlier research revealed," said Almerindo Ojeda, director of the center and principal investigators for its Guantanamo Testimonials Project. "This is one more reason for a full, independent, and transparent inquiry into the policies and practices of detention we have engaged in since 9/11."

Thirteen of the juvenile detainees have been released, while another has been convicted of war crimes and another is reported to have committed suicide at the age of 21.
Rights groups say it is important for the U.S. military to know the real age of those it detains because juveniles are entitled to special protection under international laws recognized by the United States. MSNBC

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On April 24, 2011, the transparency organization Wikileaks began to release Detainee Assessment Briefs and other classified documents for all 779 Guantanamo prisoners. This revealed that military authorities have acknowledged that Abdul Samad, Ibrahim Umar al-Umar, Khalil Rahman Hafez, and Abdullah R. Razzaq were all imprisoned at Guantanamo as children. 

A 2008 study by the Guantanamo Testimonials Project found that the U.S. Department of State had underreported by 50 percent the number of juveniles seized and sent to Guantanamo. The State Department subsequently adjusted the number of juvenile detainees from eight to 12.
Hundreds of juvenile prisoners are still being held in Afghanistan and Iraq. In its submission to the UN in May, the Pentagon claimed that it had held "approximately 90" in Afghanistan since 2002, and was currently holding "approximately ten," and had held "approximately 2,400" in Iraq since 2003, and was currently holding "approximately 500." If Guantanamo is anything to go by, these figures may not be reliable at all.
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Re: WikiLeaks says more juveniles in Guantanamo
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 10:56:55 AM »
WikiLeaks says more juveniles in Guantanamo
Wed Jun 8, 2011 4:3PM

An investigation of Detainee Assessment Briefs (DAB) and other classified documents published by WikiLeaks reveals that fifteen juveniles were detained at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, three more than the U.S. State Department publicly acknowledged.

Highlights

Military documents recently wikileaked indicate that the number of children that have been imprisoned at Guantanamo is one-and-a-quarter times what the State Department has admitted to the public and almost twice as many as it reported to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. 

"This new report shows that even more children have been imprisoned at Guantanamo than our earlier research revealed," said Almerindo Ojeda, director of the center and principal investigators for its Guantanamo Testimonials Project. "This is one more reason for a full, independent, and transparent inquiry into the policies and practices of detention we have engaged in since 9/11."

Thirteen of the juvenile detainees have been released, while another has been convicted of war crimes and another is reported to have committed suicide at the age of 21.
Rights groups say it is important for the U.S. military to know the real age of those it detains because juveniles are entitled to special protection under international laws recognized by the United States. MSNBC

Facts & Figures

On April 24, 2011, the transparency organization Wikileaks began to release Detainee Assessment Briefs and other classified documents for all 779 Guantanamo prisoners. This revealed that military authorities have acknowledged that Abdul Samad, Ibrahim Umar al-Umar, Khalil Rahman Hafez, and Abdullah R. Razzaq were all imprisoned at Guantanamo as children. 

A 2008 study by the Guantanamo Testimonials Project found that the U.S. Department of State had underreported by 50 percent the number of juveniles seized and sent to Guantanamo. The State Department subsequently adjusted the number of juvenile detainees from eight to 12.
Hundreds of juvenile prisoners are still being held in Afghanistan and Iraq. In its submission to the UN in May, the Pentagon claimed that it had held "approximately 90" in Afghanistan since 2002, and was currently holding "approximately ten," and had held "approximately 2,400" in Iraq since 2003, and was currently holding "approximately 500." If Guantanamo is anything to go by, these figures may not be reliable at all.
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http://www.presstv.ir/usdetail/183792.html




The American Government cant tell the truth to save their life's, thus, WikiLeaks is a wonderful thing.  Wikileaks is the objective media we dont have, that as a society we must have.  It is against International Law to put these children in prison, yet we continue to disregard laws that we insist others comply with. It's a sickening hypocrisy  that destroys our country as a whole.