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Case 1:08-cv-01360-RWR Document 304 Filed 07/08/13 Page 1 of 3

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA




















Civil Action Nos.

Misc. No. 08-442 (TFH)

____________________________




IN RE:



GUANTANAMO BAY
DETAINEE LITIGATION


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02-CV-0828, 04-CV-1164, 04-CV-1166, 04-CV-1194,
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04-CV-1254, 04-CV-2022, 04-CV-2215, 05-CV-0023,
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05-CV-0280, 05-CV-0329, 05-CV-0359, 05-CV-0392,
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05-CV-0429, 05-CV-0492, 05-CV-0520, 05-CV-0569,
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05-CV-0634, 05-CV-0748, 05-CV-0764, 05-CV-0877,
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05-CV-0883, 05-CV-0892, 05-CV-0999, 05-CV-1048,
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) 08-CV-1101, 05-CV-1124, 05-CV-1189, 05-CV-1244,
) 05-CV-1312, 05-CV-1353, 05-CV-1429, 05-CV-1457,
) 05-CV-1490, 05-CV-1497, 05-CV-1504, 05-CV-1506,
) 05-CV-1509, 05-CV-1555, 05-CV-1592, 05-CV-1607,
) 05-CV-1623, 05-CV-1638, 05-CV-1645, 05-CV-1646,
) 05-CV-1971, 05-CV-1983, 05-CV-2088, 05-CV-2104,
) 05-CV-2185, 05-CV-2186, 05-CV-2199, 05-CV-2223,
) 05-CV-2249, 05-CV-2348, 05-CV-2349, 05-CV-2367,
) 05-CV-2371, 05-CV-2379, 05-CV-2380, 05-CV-2384,
) 05-CV-2385, 05-CV-2386, 05-CV-2387, 05-CV-2479,
) 06-CV-1668, 06-CV-1690, 06-CV-1691, 06-CV-1725,
06-CV-1765, 06-CV-1766, 06-CV-1767, 07-CV-1710,
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07-CV-2337, 07-CV-2338, 08-CV-1173, 08-CV-1207,
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08-CV-1228, 08-CV-1232, 08-CV-1233, 08-CV-1234,
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08-CV-1235, 08-CV-1236, 08-CC-1237, 08-CV-1238,
08-CV-1360, 08-CV-1440, 08-CV-1645, 08-CV-1805,
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08-CV-1828, 08-CV-1923, 08-CV-2019, 08-CV-2083,
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09-CV-0031, 09-CV-0745, 09-CV-0873, 09-CV-0904,
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09-CV-1385, 09-CV-1462, 09-CV-2368, 10-CV-0407,
10-CV-923, 10-CV-1020, 10-CV-1411
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RESPONDENTS’ NOTICE LIFTING PROTECTED INFORMATION DESIGNATION

OF DECISIONS BY THE GUANTANAMO BAY REVIEW TASK FORCE



On January 22, 2009, the President issued Executive Order 13492, calling for a



prompt and comprehensive interagency review of the status of all individuals currently

detained at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. See Exec. Order No. 13492, 74 Fed. Reg. 4897

(Jan. 22, 2009). On January 22, 2010, the Guantanamo Bay Review Task Force (“Task Force”)

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issued its final report announcing that it had reviewed the status of 240 detainees. See

Guantanamo Bay Task Force Final Report (Jan. 22, 2010), available at

www.justice.gov/ag/guantanamo-review-final-report.pdf. During the one-year period when the

Task Force conducted its status reviews, the Court required Respondents in some Guantanamo

habeas cases to file status reports informing the Court of Petitioners’ Task Force status. See,

e.g., Al-Odah v. United States, 02-CV-828 (CKK) (ECF No. 582); Husayn v. Obama, 08-CV-

1360 (RWR) (ECF No. 198). For reasons then applicable, Respondents designated the decisions

of the Task Force as “Protected Information” pursuant to the Protective Order and Procedures

For Counsel Access To Detainees At The United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,

577 F. Supp. 2d 143, 151-152 (D.D.C. 2008), and filed that information with the Court under

seal and, if necessary, ex parte. See e.g., Husayn, 08-CV-1360 (RWR) (ECF No. 198) (ordering

that status report containing Task Force status be filed under seal and ex parte).



Recently, in response to several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, the

government publicly released a document listing the final decisions of the Task Force with

respect to the status of Guantanamo detainees, with certain limited information redacted pursuant

to exemptions under FOIA. For the convenience of the Court and Petitioners, Respondents are

filing the recently-released list in all Guantanamo Bay habeas cases in which at least one

petitioner is currently held at Guantanamo Bay, whether the case remains pending or not.1 See

Exhibit 1.




1 Respondents previously publicly filed in the Guantanamo Bay litigation a chart listing

Guantanamo detainee-petitioners approved for transfer by the Task Force. See, e.g., In re
Guantanamo Bay Detainee Litigation, 08-MC-442 (TFH) (ECF No. 1991). The list being filed
today contains the Task Force status determinations for all Guantanamo detainees considered by
the Task Force.






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Dated: July 8, 2013
































































































































Respectfully submitted,

STUART F. DELERY
Acting Assistant Attorney General





/S/

JOSEPH H. HUNT
Branch Director

TERRY M. HENRY
JAMES J. GILLIGAN
Assistant Branch Directors


ANDREW I. WARDEN (IN Bar No. 23840-49)
United States Department of Justice
Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch
20 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC 20530
Tel: (202) 616-5084
Fax: (202) 616-8470
[email protected]













Attorneys for Respondents