US President Barack Obama’s initial promise of closing down the “expensive and unnecessary” prison in Guatanamo Bay is coming to fruition as he reduced the number of the population from 242 to 61 prisoners.
The US Congress has blocked the transfer of high-risk detainees to US Prisons and moved to ensure that those prisoners are released to other nations securely.
Republicans condemn the last 15 men released from the Guatanamo Bay as the most dangerous and should never have been returned to their countries.
According to journalists, the prisoners come from Yemen and Afghanistan and some from undisclosed nations. They said that the men were approved to transfer to a stable country that can provide security assurances.
For the Yemeni prisoners, the men will have to be stranded until countries with stable security assurances were willing to take them in.
According to analysts, the Obama administration is trying with difficulty to zero the list of the Guatanamo bay population before Obama leaves office. The plan of the administration, according to them, was to get them into different prisoners in their respective countries.
The program may continue or discontinue as the new administration moves in.