UN rights chief: Charge or release Gitmo detainees

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January 23, 2012
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"The United States is still flouting international law at Guantanamo Bay, despite President Barack Obama's election pledge to shut the facility, the United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay said Monday. 'It is ten years since the U.S. Government opened the prison at Guantanamo, and now three years since 22 January 2009, when the President ordered its closure within twelve months. Yet the facility continues to exist and individuals remain arbitrarily detained -- indefinitely -- in clear breach of international law,' Pillay said in a statement, ahead of Obama's next annual speech Tuesday." (01/23/12)


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