Prisoner released as protests mark Guantánamo anniversary

January 11, 2016
Al Jazeera America

...And on the anniversary of the first prisoners arriving at the island prison, protesters rallied in front of White House, calling for Guantánamo to be shuttered. Among them was the Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents several Guantánamo prisoners. “It's not enough for President [Barack] Obama to say he tried, but that Congress and other obstacles are preventing him from closing Guantánamo,” Aliya Hussain of the center said in a news release. “There are more than 40 men, cleared for release, who could go home today, yet they continue to languish as the prison enters its 15th year. The president has real choices in front of him. Now is the time for him to take meaningful action. The clock is ticking.” ...

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January 20, 2016