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Illinois Prison For Guantanamo Detainees Faces Tough Vote In Congress

The Chicago Tribune, 16 December 2009
Publié le : 16 décembre 2009
 Christi Parsons and James Oliphant 
"Washington - As the White House detailed its plans Tuesday to move terrorism suspects to a prison in rural Illinois, congressional opponents emerged as a new obstacle in President Obama's way as he tries to shutter the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention center.

"In addition to buying a near-empty state prison in Thomson to house the current Guantanamo detainees, Obama administration officials announced that they also plan to set up a tribunal courtroom in the facility in order to hold trials for defendants charged before a military commission.

"Pentagon officials estimated they would send as many as 1,500 military personnel to serve at the prison, and that they would hold annual hearings to review whether detainees are a threat to society and should remain in detention or whether they qualify for transfer to another country."

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