The New Paper

February 15, 2021

Biden administration announces intention to close Guantanamo Bay prison

The Biden administration announced its intention to close the US prison in Guantanamo Bay. A White House spokesperson noted that the administration will engage in an extended review process with several agencies including the DOJ and DOD. A specific timeline for the review process and potential closure was not provided.

More context: The detention center was opened in 2002 during the US war on terror but faced international criticism over the mistreatment of prisoners. Guantanamo Bay now holds 40 prisoners, down from its peak of nearly 700 in 2003.
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