GITMO: Detainee Assessment Briefs

On April 24, 2011, Wikileaks began the release of the Detainee Assessment Briefs (DABs) and related documents for all 779 Guantánamo prisoners. The release was carried out in the Wikileaks website, a myriad other mirror websites, and some of the leading media establishments of the world, including the New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, El País, and La Repubblica. The authenticity of the released material has been recognized by both the Department of Defense and the White House.

DABs are memoranda signed by the commanders of Guantánamo, and make recommendations as to whether a particular prisoner should be released or should continue to be held--a decision that is based on (a) the prisoner's risk to the United States, its allies and its interests, (b) his risk to fellow prisoners, and (c) his continuing intelligence value. DABs contain the candid and comprehensive views of the Guantánamo prisoners by their captors. As well as basic data about the prisoners, their pictures, and testimonies offered by the prisoners themselves. As a consequence of the extraordinary importance of this material, CSHRA has decided to repost these documents below under the names of the prisoners they assess but leave the material embargoed for the time being. Links to the specific evidence of abuse in them will be provided under the prisoners' names...


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