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US names prisoners slated for indefinite detention


The U.S. is identifying several dozen Guantanamo Bay prisoners slated for indefinite detention at the U.S. base in Cuba.

   The men are considered too dangerous to release but the U.S. lacks the evidence to prosecute them. Pentagon spokesman Army Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale says they are held under the act of war authorized by Congress in 2001.

   The government released the list Monday after The Miami Herald sued for it under the Freedom of Information Act.

   The names of Guantanamo prisoners have long been public. But the government had not identified those it designated in 2010 as too dangerous to release even if Guantanamo closed.

   Most of the 48 on the list are from Yemen and Afghanistan. Two are now dead -- one by suicide, the other by heart attack.

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