U.S., Yemeni Demonstrators Rally Against Guantánamo in Sana’a

U.S. and Yemeni demonstrators joined together outside the U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen, Monday to call for Obama to comply with his five-year-old promise to close Guantánamo and transfer dozens of Yemenis and other prisoners back home. Former U.S. diplomat Col. Ann Wright was among them.

Col. Ann Wright: "I say the United States must close Guantánamo, clear the prisoners that have already — no charges. We must, the United States must release those prisoners. We also must stop our drone strikes in Yemen. They are very dangerous, they kill innocent civilians, and there are better ways to deal with terrorism."

More than 100 of Guantánamo’s 166 prisoners are on hunger strike.

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