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WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Four of Ten)

WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Three of Ten)

WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part Two of Ten)

WikiLeaks and the Guantánamo Prisoners Released from 2002 to 2004 (Part One of Ten)

The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Five of Five)

The Unknown Prisoners of Guantánamo (Part Four)

WikiLeaks and the 22 Children of Guantánamo

Abandoned in Guantánamo: WikiLeaks Reveals the Yemenis Cleared for Release for Up to Seven Years

The Unknown Prisoners of Guantanamo (Part Three)

The Unknown Prisoners of Guantanamo (Part Two)

The Unknown Prisoners of Guantanamo (Part One)

The 14 Missing Guantánamo files

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The Guantanamo Files

On Sunday April 24, 2011 WikiLeaks began publishing 779 secret files from the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison camp. The details for every detainee will be released daily over the coming month.

Cover Story Assessment

This document, a four-page briefing paper entitled, "Assessment of Afghanistan Travels and Islamic Duties as they Pertain to Interrogation," was published in August 2004 and provides interrogators with information about the perceived activities of foreigners in Afghanistan, and the types of cover stories that were allegedly used on a regular basis by foreigners who had traveled there for jihad. While this may well have proved useful in identifying individuals who were attempting to hide their true motives, it also undoubtedly contributed to an atmosphere in which everyone who claimed to be innocent was regarded as having been trained by al-Qaeda to resist interrogation, leading to confirmation bias, even if, as was the case with many of those held, they were indeed innocent.

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