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Should the Guantanamo Prison Be Closed?

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Should the Guantanamo Prison Be Closed?

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Should the Guantanamo Prison Be Closed?

Should the Guantanamo Prison Be Closed?

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The United Nations Committee Against Torture calls for closing the Guantanamo prison. The United States says the prisoners there are too dangerous to release. What should happen to the facility and those imprisoned there?

Guests:

Jackie Northam, NPR reporter

Nora Sveaass, independent expert and a member of the United Nations Committee Against Torture; psychologist and head of the Research Unit on Refugees and Forced Migration at the Norwegian Center of the Study of Violence and Traumatic Stress

David Rivkin, served in several legal and policy positions in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations; now a Partner in the law office Baker & Hostetler, Washington, D. C

Larry Cox, executive director, Amnesty International