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Date: 22 Dec 2008
Press Release: UN EXPERTS WELCOME THE ANNOUNCEMENT BY PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA TO CLOSE THE GUANTANAMO BAY DETENTION FACILITY
GENEVA – Four independent UN experts (*) welcome the announcement by President-elect Barack Obama to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center and to strengthen the fight against torture. Following his election in November, Mr. Obama declared that both these undertakings are part of his efforts “to regain America’s moral stature in the world”.