Guantanamo Bay prepares for the end

Monday, January 19, 2009

Senior advisers to Barack Obama have confirmed that in his first days as president, he will issue an executive order laying out his plans to close the infamous detention center at Guantanamo Bay. However the signing of an executive order is unlikely to be followed by the immediate closure of Guantanamo, so it is still business as usual there. This week the alleged masterminds behind the attacks of September 11th are expected to appear before a special military court and the docket is full of pre-trial hearings for the other detainees. We turn to Rob Watson from the BBC for more on the closing of Guantanamo.

Guests:

Robert Watson

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