French captives in Guantanamo


French captives in Guantanamo

The United States Department of Defense acknowledges holding seven French captives in Guantanamo.cite web
url=http://www.dod.mil/news/May2006/d20060515%20List.pdf
title=List of Individuals Detained by the Department of Defense at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from January 2002 through May 15, 2006
author=OARDEC
publisher=United States Department of Defense
date=May 15 2006
accessdate=2007-09-29
] A total of 778 captives have been held in extrajudicial detention in the Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba since the camps opened on January 11 2002The camp population peaked in 2004 at approximately 660. Only nineteen new captives, all "high value detainees" have been transferred there since the United States Supreme Court's ruling in Rasul v. Bush. As of January 2008 the camp population stand at approximately 285.

All the French citizens were repatriated prior to having a Combatant Status Review Tribunal convene in 2004 to confirm their "enemy combatant" status.Six of the men faced charges in France upon repatriation.Five of the men were convicted.

French captives in Guantanamo

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