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Guantánamo by the Numbers

Guantánamo B Y тHE NU M BE R S Number of men imprisoned at Guantánamo by the Department of Defense since the prison opened on January 11, 2002: 779 Number of men Number of prisoners the U.S. has said it lacks evidence to Number of men still imprisoned at Guantánamo as of still imprisoned at Guantánamo after being cleared for release by the prosecute but claims are too dangerous to release: January 2012: II 171 • From 23 countries • 4 serving sentences after military commission proceedings government: 46 89 $$$$$ Amount it costs per year to imprison at Guantánamo the 89 men who have been cleared for release: $$$$$ $70 million Percentage of prisoners at Guantánamo who were never al Qaeda fighters according to government data: 92% Number of prisoners released by the Bush administration: Number of prisoners released by the Obama administration: 532 68 Age of the youngest prisoner held at Guantánamo: 13 Age of the oldest prisoner held at Guantánamo: 10 98 11 Number of children the U.S. has imprisoned at Guantánamo: 21 Number of FBI agents who reported abusive treatment of Guantánamo prisoners: 12 More than 200 Number of prisoners tortured in CIA secret prisons overseas before transfer to Guantánamo: 13 At least 16 ii¡¡¡¡¡i !!! 14 Prisoners who have died in custody: 8 • 6 by apparent suicide; 1 as a result of an apparent heart attack; 1 of cancer The youngest death by apparent suicide at Guantánamo was Yasser Talal Al Zahrani who was captured at age 16 and died at age 21. 15 16 Percentage of prisoners captured by American troops: %24 5% %24 %24 17 Percentage of prisoners reportedly turned over to Coalition forces in response to a bounty offer: 86% 18 Amount offered by the U.S. to Pakistani and Afghan villagers to turn someone in: "Millions of dollars... Enough money to take care of your family, your village, your tribe for the rest of your life." %24 %24 Number of Guantánamo prisoners charged with planning the 9/11 attacks: Number of cases against alleged 9/11 planners that have been brought to trial: 19 Number of terrorism suspects prosecuted 20 in federal court since 9/11: More than 400 Number of Guantánamo prisoners convicted 21 by controversial military commissions: • 4 of these convictions were obtained through plea deals • 1 of these convictions was in a contested trial • 1 defendant chose not to participate in his trial Number of Guantánamo prisoners transferred for prosecution in federal court: Number of military prosecutors who resigned or requested reassignment as of September 2008 because of concerns that the Guantánamo military commissions were unjust: Amount spent to run the Guantánamo military commissions in 2011: 23 $12 million ACLU AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION TO LEARN MORE, VISIT: ACLU.ORG/CLOSEGITMO f y 1 and 2 3 4 http://www.justice.gow/ag/guantanamo-review-final-report.pdf and guantanamo-prison-camp.html 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 http://www.justice.gow/oig/special/s0805/final.pdf 13 and former detainees' testimonials as conveyed to ACLU attorneys 14 15 16 17 Ibid. 18 19 20 21 22 23

Guantánamo by the Numbers

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Ten years have passed since the first prisoner arrived in Guantánamo Bay, making it the longest-standing war prison in U.S. history. Almost 800 men have passed through Guantánamo’s cells. Today, 1...




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