President Obama has signed an executive order to shut down the Guantánamo Bay military prison, writes the Guardian.

“Barack Obama has signed an executive order to shut down the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay — the most potent symbol of excess in George Bush’s ‘war on terror’.

“The new US president signed two other executive orders to review the use of military trials for terror suspects and ban the harshest interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding.”

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Peter Fray

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