Saturday, May 29, 2010
No Terror Evidence Against Some Detainees
The 48 Guantánamo Bay detainees whom the Obama administration has decided to keep holding without trial include several for whom there is no evidence of involvement in any specific terrorist plot, according to a report disclosed Friday.
The task force’s general findings have been known since its report was completed in January. But the report itself was not made public. It was obtained Friday by The Washington Post, which posted the report on its Web site.
“One common problem is that for many of the detainees, there are no witnesses who are available to testify in any proceeding against them,” it said.