Wikileaks publishes secret files on Gitmo prisoners

Wikileaks has published secret files on prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, with hundreds more ready to be released in the coming month. In total, internal documents concerning 779 prisoners will be published, according to the site, accounting for every detainee at the facility.

In thousands of pages of documents dating from 2002 to 2008 and never seen before by members of the public or the media, the cases of the majority of the prisoners held at Guantánamo — 758 out of 779 in total — are described in detail in memoranda from JTF-GTMO, the Joint Task Force at Guantánamo Bay, to US Southern Command in Miami, Florida.

These memoranda, which contain JTF-GTMO's recommendations about whether the prisoners in question should continue to be held, or should be released (transferred to their home governments, or to other governments) contain a wealth of important and previously undisclosed information, including health assessments, for example, and, in the cases of the majority of the 171 prisoners who are still held, photos (mostly for the first time ever)…

The Washington Post has launch coverage, focusing on previously unknown information about the whereabouts of Al Qaeda leaders around Sept. 11, 2001.

Gitmo Files [Wikileaks]