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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 - 11:58
Trump to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open
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US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep Guantanamo Bay military prison open.

Trump announced the move in his State of the Union address.

The decision reverses that of former President Barack Obama, who had said he wanted to close the controversial site "as soon as practicable".

The facility in Cuba has been used since the 9/11 attacks to detain what Washington calls "enemy combatants", but only 41 prisoners remain there.

Hundreds were transferred away from the facility during the Obama era.

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