Amnesty International Responds to U.S. House Report on Guantanamo Detainees | Amnesty International USA

10.2.12

Amnesty International Responds to U.S. House Report on Guantanamo Detainees | Amnesty International USA: Contact: Sharon Singh, ssingh@aiusa.org, 202-509-8194

(Washington, D.C.) -- Tom Parker, Amnesty International USA's policy director for (counter) terrorism and human rights, issued the following statement in response to the congressional report released by the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee that examined efforts by the Obama and Bush administrations to move detainees from the U.S.-controlled detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba:

"The facts are simple. There was a confirmed recidivism rate among former Guantanamo detainees released during the Bush administration of just over 13 percent. Of the 66 detainees released from Guantanamo Bay by the Obama administration since 2009, there have been only two reported cases of recidivism --at a rate of just over 3 percent.


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