- REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that no more detainees should be released from Guantanamo Bay.
“There should be no further releases from Gitmo,” Trump said in the tweet, using an alternate name for the US detention camp in Cuba. “These are extremely dangerous people and should not be allowed back onto the battlefield.”
President Barack Obama vowed to close the detention camp at the beginning of his presidency.
Detainees at Guantanamo Bay are held indefinitely. The military prison opened after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the US to hold suspects captured in the fight against Al Qaeda.
Sixty detainees are left at Guantanamo, about a third of whom have been cleared for release, according to the Associated Press.