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White House Calls Releasing Guantánamo Bay Detainees “Important Work”

Population Now Down To 59

Over the weekend, a Guantánamo Bay detainee was sent to the African nation of Cape Verde. The Obama administration made the closing of Guantánamo Bay a key platform during Obama’s 2008 election but have yet to successfully close the prison.

On Monday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters that closing down the facility was “important work,” and touted how the prison population is now down to 59 detainees.