Obama team clears 75 at Guantanamo for release-Reuters

rObama team clears 75 at Guantanamo for release

Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:24pm EDT

By Jane Sutton

MIAMI (Reuters) – An Obama administration task force has so far cleared 75 of the remaining 223 Guantanamo prisoners for release as part of its effort to close the detention camp, a military spokesman said on Monday.

The review team is examining each prisoner’s case to decide who will be held for trial and who can be sent home or resettled in other nations.

President Barack Obama had set a January 22 deadline to shut the detention camp although Defense Secretary Robert Gates told ABC News in an interview broadcast on Sunday that “it’s going to be tough” to meet the deadline.

As the review team makes its decisions, military officials at Guantanamo post an updated list in the camps to let the prisoners know how many from each nation have been judged free to go.

via Obama team clears 75 at Guantanamo for release | U.S. | Reuters .

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