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'Beyond the Law' Series Looks at Bush Administration's Guantanamo Debacle

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

'Beyond the Law' Series Looks at Bush Administration's Guantanamo Debacle

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McClatchy-Tribune News Service is offering "Guantanamo: Beyond the Law" -- an eight-month investigation by McClatchy Newspapers -- as a five-part series for publication starting this Sunday.

The series will be distributed to MCT clients this Wednesday, and embargoed for June 15-19 release.

Each part of the series runs from 1,300-1,700 words, and will be accompanied by sidebars plus visuals from MCT Photo Service and MCT Graphics.

The series is available to all U.S. and international clients of MCT News Service, as well as for a la carte purchase.

"Guantanamo: Beyond the Law" provides an in-depth look at the detention system the Bush administration created following 9/11 and at the prisoners who ended up at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Reporter Tom Lasseter, with help from Matt Schofield, conducted in-person interviews with 66 former detainees now living mostly in the Middle East and South Asia.

The McClatchy investigation's conclusion: The United States rounded up scores of people who were innocent of any connection to terrorist groups or were only low-level Taliban grunts or common criminals. In several cases, detainees had been working for the U. …

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