Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open
 

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep Guantanamo Bay military prison open.
Mr Trump announced the move in his State of the Union address.
The decision reverses that of former President Barack Obama, who had said he wanted to close the controversial site "as soon as practicable".
The facility in Cuba has been used since the 9/11 attacks to detain what Washington calls "enemy combatants", but only 41 prisoners remain there.
Hundreds were transferred away from the facility during the Obama era.
A White House statement confirmed the order had been... read more

 
31 January 2018 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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