Expert Wants Gitmo Probe Before Camp Closes

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) -- A United Nations human rights expert is pushing for further investigation into the Guantanamo Bay prison camp before it closes.

The Finnish law professor (Martin Scheinin) is praising President Barack Obama's decision to close the camp. But he's asking to be allowed back there to conduct private interviews with remaining detainees.

He previously visited Guantanamo in 2007, and said interrogation methods used there appeared to violate international law.

U.S. officials say the Obama administration is looking forward to working with U.N. and other experts on the issue. But they aren't making a commitment on further visits to the camp.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 41044657 - kktv.com/a?a=41044657
Gray Television, Inc.