The US Senate will vote later on Tuesday on defense legislation that would ease restrictions on transferring detainees from Guantanamo, a major first step toward closing the controversial war-on-terror prison.
U.S. intelligence officials acknowledged Tuesday that the United States may release several Afghan Taliban prisoners from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as an incentive to bring the Taliban to peace talks.
Stating that the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention centre is one of the biggest recruitment propaganda tools for extremist organisations world over, US Prez Obama today reiterated his commitment to close Gitmo at the earliest.
Plotters of the 9/11 attacks and USS Cole bombing suspects, currently in Guantanamo Bay prison, could be transfered to an Illinois jail under the Obama
Administration`s plan to close the detention centre in Cuba.
The White House plans to announce Tuesday that the government will acquire an underutilized state prison in rural Illinois to be the new home for a limited number of terrorist suspects held at Guantanamo.
CIA employed doctors and
psychologists in US detention sites like Guantanamo camp to
monitor its "enhanced interrogation" of terror suspects
including "unlawful human experimentation", a medical ethics
group has alleged.