Obama signs off on indefinite detention for Guantanamo detainees

Also orders resumption of military trials

Two years ago, Obama vowed in an executive order to close the infamous military detention centre in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Today, in another executive order, the U.S. president created a formal system allowing the indefinite detention of Guantanamo prisoners. His administration also announced that it will start new military commission trials for detainees of the prison. Officials said that Obama is still committed to closing the prison, while he did not mention it himself in a short statement on Monday.

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