jeudi 12 janvier 2017

After 15 years, prisoners at Guantánamo face more uncertainty than ever

by , The Intercept, January 11 2017
“WITH RESPECT TO GUANTÁNAMO,” President Obama told reporters in November, “it is true that I have not been able to close the darn thing.”
Wednesday marks the 15th anniversary of Guantánamo’s use as a detention facility for terrorism suspects. On Inauguration Day, the prison will pass to its third president, almost eight years after Obama ordered it closed within 12 months.
After a transfer of four Yemeni captives to Saudi Arabia last week, Guantánamo — which held nearly 780 people under President Bush — now holds 55 men. Nineteen have been approved for release to other countries, while 26 are held in indefinite detention: “forever prisoners” of the war on terror. Only 10 have been charged with a crime.

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