Guantánamo prison should be closed "promptly" and dismantled

Detention center. File Photo: UNHCR/V. Tan

The detention centre at Guantánamo Bay should be closed "promptly" by the United States and dismantled, said the UN's expert on judicial independence.

Special Rapporteur on the independence of the judiciary, Monica Pinto, said that the US was "violating human rights every day" by continuing to keep suspects imprisoned in the 14-year-old facility located in Cuba.

Her call for the camp to close after years of wrangling over its future was supported by a group of human rights experts from the UN and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

Ms Pinto spoke to Cristina Silveiro.

Duration: 5'05"

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