WikiLeaks has released more than 700 top secret US military documents, which provide intelligence assessments of nearly all those detained in the infamous Guantanamo prison.
The files passed on to the New York Times and Britain’s Guardian newspaper uncover years of manic intelligence gathering, post 9/11, which resulted in the incarceration of innocent people on questionable evidence.
In some cases the ownership of a certain model of Casio watch, thought to have been given to al-Qaida students, was enough to get a one way ticket to Gitmo.
There are currently 172 individuals still held in the camp who are rated “high risk” by the Americans, despite President Obama’s vow to consign the camp to history.
The Pentagon condemned the release of the files, yet claimed they were compiled under the Bush regime and they no longer represent the current view of the US government.