Tehran (IP) - Deputy of Iran's Judiciary chief for International Affairs said that despite promises to close the infamous Guantanamo Bay prison, there is no perspective on closing the facility.

Iran PressIran news: Iran's Judiciary Deputy for International Affairs and the Secretary of High Council for Human Rights Kazem Gharibabadi tweeted on Thursday:

" January 11 marked 20 years since the opening of Guantanamo Bay, the notorious US prison which detainees are held extrajudicially."

Promises were made to close the facility, but there are still expansion plans to be built this year", he added.

"780 prisoners were kept in prison and it still holds 39.", read the tweet.

"There is no perspective on closing the facility. Even, military spending bill entails provisions barring the use of funds to transfer detainees to other countries or into the US unless certain conditions are met.", concluded the tweet.

Twenty years ago (January 11, 2002), a high-security military detention center opened at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, so that those arrested during the alleged war on terror by then-President George W. Bush's administration were imprisoned and tried outside the United States.

Numerous media reports about the actions of CIA agents in torturing prisoners led to the White House scandal.


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