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Former Guantanamo Chief Prosecutor Responds to Obama’s Plan for Detention Center

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 28 Mag 2013

Washington, DC–In a speech held this afternoon at the National Defense University in Washington, President Obama announced concrete steps to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, including appointing a senior envoy in the State Department tasked with closing the facility, and lifting the ban on detainee transfers to Yemen. Col. Morris Davis, a former Chief Prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay who left his post in 2007 over the interrogation tactics used, provided the below response to the news. His popular Change.org petition calling on President Obama to close the facility has drawn more than 200,000 supporters in a number of weeks: “With the President’s announcement today, it seems years of rhetoric have finally turned into action. Since its beginning, Guantanamo has been costly, inefficient, morally wrong, and a stain on our human rights record. Most people know this is an issue I’ve been personally invested in for years, and I am thrilled to see Obama take a real stand to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center.” “I’d like to thank the countless groups and individuals who helped get us to this announcement. I’m especially thankful for the hundreds of thousands of people who signed the Change.org campaign in the last three weeks. When I launched it, I said we’d need help to do this. And boy, did people step up. “Americans know that real patriots don’t abandon their principles or surrender their liberties for temporary security. We’re ready for closure. No more excuses, no more stalling, just get it done as quickly as possible.”Col. Davis flew to Washington to attend the President’s speech this afternoon.Link to Col. Davis’ Petition on Change.org: http://www.Change.org/CloseGitmo

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