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"Groundbreaking" Expos� Shows Pentagon Thwarting Obama's Bid to Transfer Guant�namo Prisoners | Democracy Now!

31.12.15

"Groundbreaking" Expos� Shows Pentagon Thwarting Obama's Bid to Transfer Guant�namo Prisoners | Democracy Now!: In the nearly seven years since President Obama ordered Guant�namo’s closure, Republicans have blocked him at every turn. Now a new report sheds light on another obstacle in Obama’s way: his own Pentagon. According to Reuters, military brass have imposed bureaucratic hurdles to keep prisoners locked up and prevent foreign governments from taking them in. Scores of prisoners cleared for release have remained imprisoned for years as a result. We are joined by two guests: Charles Levinson, the Reuters reporter who broke this story, and Omar Farah, the lawyer for a Yemeni prisoner who was cleared for release five years ago but remains behind bars due to Pentagon interference.


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