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August 01, 2013

Obama's meeting with Yemeni prez won't produce Gitmo "mass exodus"

President Obama meets later today with the president of Yemen to talk about his decision to lift a moratorium that prevented the U.S. from sending Guantanamo Bay detainees back to the country.

But Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters not to expect any announcements on when any detainees will be sent back, even as reporters noted that 56 of 86 detainees that have been cleared for transfer are from Yemen. 

Carney said Obama will "will reiterate to President Hadi his firm commitment to closing Guantanamo and his decision to lift the moratorium on detainee transfers to Yemen in favor of a case-by-case approach."

But, he added, "the lifting of the moratorium did not mean a mass exodus. It meant that we would then move to a case-by-case evaluation of each detainee."

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Elene Parker

If your first thought following this isn't outrage then you're probably a sociopath. http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/showlink.aspx?bookmarkid=WOSRUCN79CJ8&preview=article&linkid=f54c5482-831a-4a75-a95e-71ab73299e63&pdaffid=ZVFwBG5jk4Kvl9OaBJc5%2bg%3d%3d Stop mistreatment at gitmo. please.

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