Guantanamo Shut Down

President Obama is shutting down the detention facility, Guantanamo, after 14 years because of rumors of torture and awful conditions.

Olivia Doyle, Columnist

Guantanamo or GTMO (pronounced gitmo) is a military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The United States has been leasing this 45 square mile land since 2002 when George W. Bush was president. Now, in 2016, President Barack Obama has decided to close the Guantanamo Bay Prison. The suspected terrorists that have been held there will be transferred to other places. Some will be taken to Saudi Arabia, while the others – too dangerous to be moved elsewhere – will be brought to America and put in security camps.

GTMO is being shut down because of rumors of torture and bad conditions in the facility. There have also been rumors of keeping suspects past the time of stated confinement. There has been medical evidence of bad care and abusive interrogation methods; examples of methods are severe beatings, temperature extremes, and near asphyxiation from water.

Nine prisoners are to be transferred. Their names are  Ahmed Umar Abdullah Al-Hikimi, Abdul Rahman Mohammed Saleh Nasir, Ali Yahya Mahdi Al-Raimi, Tariq Ali Abdullah Ahmed Ba Odah, Muhammed Abdullah Muhammed Al-Hamiri, Ahmed Yaslam Said Kuman, Abd al Rahman Al-Qyati, Mansour Muhammed Ali Al-Qatta and Mashur Abdullah Muqbil Ahmed Al-Sabri. They are being brought to Saudi Arabia and the rest will got to an undetermined facility in the United States.