Guantánamo's Chlldren: The Wikileaked Testimonies

The UC Davis Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas released today a study of the Guantanamo files recently made public by Wikileaks. The report can be found here:

Guantánamo's Chlldren: The Wikileaked Testimonies


In a nutshell, the report finds that military documents now in the public domain acknowledge that fifteen children were imprisoned, at some time or another, at Guantánamo. This is three more than the twelve the State Department acknowledged to the public after our earlier report on the subject, and seven more than the eight the State Department reported to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

In short, military documents recently wikileaked indicate that the number of children that have been imprisoned at Guantanamo is one-and-a-quarter times what the State Department has admitted to the public and almost twice as many as it reported to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.