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82 Detainees in Search of a Country

Posted Apr 30, 2007 11:52 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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The United States has agreed to release more than a fifth of the 385 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, but in most cases, it can’t find countries to take them.

Eighty-two of the cleared prisoners remain at Guantanamo as the government looks for countries willing to accept them or where they won’t be tortured, the Washington Post reports.

Critics say countries are reluctant to accept the detainees because the administration has exaggerated their danger. Others ask why the United States won’t offer asylum.

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