Pressure mounting on Obama to close Guantanamo Bay

January 15, 2015 11:45 AM

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Pressure mounting on Obama to close Guantanamo Bay

WASHINGTON: Pressure is increasing on the Obama administration to take steps to actually close the detention centre at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

At its height, the detention centre at the United States military base at Guantanamo Bay Cuba held 774 prisoners. At present, 13 years after it opened, there are just 127 - of whom 59 have been cleared for release and are awaiting a nation to accept them.

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