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.

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