September 21, 2012, New York – In response to the Department of Justice’s release today of the identities of 55 of the 86 Guantanamo prisoners who have been approved for transfer, Center for Constitutional Rights Executive Director Vincent Warren issued the following statement:
The list announced today, however, is incomplete, and not appearing on the list is no indication of wrongdoing. It is long past time for the government to release the men it does not intend to prosecute. It should begin by urgently resuming transfers of the 86 men it has already cleared. The government did the right thing today by releasing the partial list of names. It should take the next step of releasing the men themselves.