It was a campaign promise that helped sweep Barack Obama into the White House in 2008. Now, the president has submitted a plan to Congress that would see Guantanamo Bay prison closed.
A UN working group has said Ammar al-Baluchi's detention at the US Guantanamo Bay prison violates international human rights law. It comes after US President Donald Trump signed an order to keep the facility open.
A prison cell at Guantanamo may not be the most inspiring place for an artist. But a few detainees held at the notorious prison have still found a way to explore their creativity. A show in New York presents their work.
The US has continued to torture detainees held at the controversial detention center in Cuba, said the UN's expert on torture. He warned that enacting a policy of torture is among "the most serious international crimes."
US President Barack Obama has released four more detainees from Guantanamo in one of his administration's last acts. Obama blamed Congress for blocking the facility's closure and endangering security.
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