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Army Releases Detainee Operations Documents

MEMORANDUM FOR CORRESPONDENTS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Army continued its effort to keep the public informed concerning detainee operations by releasing its sixth set of documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The release contains 77 cases that have been previously released to the American Civil Liberties Union. The documents were mailed to the requesting media organizations on 31 January 2005.

In all cases final disposition has been determined or the attorneys involved in the case have determined that release of the information will not adversely affect the outcome of the cases. Download PDF Fact Sheet.

Several inquiries examining all aspects of detention operations have been completed and additional inquiries are underway. The major inquiries are based on more than 950 interviews and more than 15,000 pages of documents. Additionally, more than 300 criminal investigations have viewed allegations of detainee mistreatment. Thus far, allegations against more than 100 military members have been addressed in courts-martial, non-judicial punishment, and other adverse administrative actions.

The Army remains committed to addressing identified problems in detainee operations and to communicating the progress to the public.

www.ARMY.mil OCPA Public Affairs Home

www.ARMY.mil OCPA Public Affairs Home

 



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