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Guantanamo Bay: US in largest detainee transfer under Obama

For the first time 15 detainees has been transferred, from Guantanamo Bay prison camp at one time. The detainees were transferred to United Arab Emirates. Pentagon says transfer of 12 Yemeni nationals and three Afghans. The remaining number in the prison camp are down to 61 at US facility in Cuba.

Guantanamo Bay detention center has been established in 2002, after Afghan war. One of tough detention center in entire US. The detention center got faim when leaked pictures of misbehaviour of soldier with the prisoner.

The released prisoner were held for 14 years without any charges against them. As President of United State wants to shut down the facility before leaving his office.

Mr Obama believes Guantanamo Bay fuels the recruitment of jihadists and creates stronger anti-US feelings.

The Pentagon issued a statement, “The United States is grateful to the government of the United Arab Emirates for its humanitarian gesture and willingness to support ongoing US efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.”

In April nine Yemeni prisoners were transferred to Saudi Arabia. They were also kept for long time without any charges.

The Prison is located in American naval base in south-eastern Cuba. It was opened by President Bush, in January 2002 to accommodate foreign terror suspects after the 11 September attacks in 2001.

The facility, which costs $445m (£345m) to run annually, one point held more than 700 detainees.

The White House wanted to shut down the facility, a very large number of Republicans opposes no to closed down the prison center, because they believe the most dangerous criminal should be kept in Guantanamo Bay.

 

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