Obama Says He'll Renew Efforts to Close Guantanamo
At a press conference Tuesday morning President Obama vowed to restart efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. "I am going to go back at this," said the President. "I am going to re-engage with Congress that this is not in the best interest of the American people."
Then, in 2010, his administration announced that it had decided that four dozen of the GuantÃ¡namo detainees could neither be prosecuted nor released, but should remain in indefinite military detention without charge or criminal trial. The administration also imposed a moratorium on repatriation of Yemeni detainees. and said that 30 such detainees would be held in 'conditional' detention based on 'current security conditions in Yemen'. This moratorium is still in place.