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US Law Prohibits Transferring Guantanamo Prisoners to America

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"Originally set to expire on March 27, the transfer restrictions have been extended through Sept. 30. As recently as October, Obama reiterated his commitment to close Guantanamo. Currently, 166 prisoners remain at the prison camp."

According to ACLU director Anthony Romero:

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Obama "utterly failed the first test of his second term, even before inauguration day. His signature means indefinite detention without charge or trial, as well as the illegal military commissions, will be extended."

He "jeopardized his ability to close Guantanamo during his presidency." 

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"Scores of men who have already been held for nearly 11 years without being charged with a crime - including more than 80 who have been cleared for transfer - may very well be imprisoned unfairly for yet another year."

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) reported on "torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment of" Guantanamo prisoners.

Documented evidence was obtained. Abusive treatment is standard practice. Waterboarding is one of many tactics. 

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Others include beatings, painful hog-tying, prolonged stress positions, electric shocks, sensory deprivation, extreme heat and cold, deafening sounds, and much more.

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