On Monday, U.S. authorities announced the transfer of fifteen detainees of the Guantanamo Bay prison in UAE, what will be the largest transfer during the reign of President Barack Obama.
About it writes on Tuesday, August 16, the news Agency Reuters.
This group will consists of 12 citizens of Yemen and three Afghans. After deportation to Guantanamo, located on the U.S. naval base in Cuba, there will be only 61 the prisoner, each of which cost taxpayers $ 3 million annually.
Most of them still have not been charged that has drawn criticism from the international community.
In February of this year, President Barack Obama held a press conference in the White house, which announced the closure of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, which he promised to eliminate in the first year of his tenure as head of state nearly eight years ago.
Recall that the notorious prison located on the Eastern coast of Cuba. This land is leased by the us government for a period of 113 years. It provides the terrorists detained in the course of the fight against terror since 2002. Some human rights activists call it the «legal black hole».
At the time of coming to power Obama to Guantanamo were detained 242 people. A record mark for this institution – 700 prisoners, but then, the Pentagon has transferred less dangerous terrorists to other countries, leaving the prison only those who pose the greatest threat.
Guantanamo Bay began to disband several years ago. Prisoners sent home or to third countries. Obama planned to close the prison much earlier faced stiff resistance on Capitol hill, but all these years the White house worked hard to achieve this goal.