Jun 092013

By Matt Williams, The Guardian
Saturday, June 8, 2013 11:45 EDT

Returning from trip to US prison camp, senators says inmates’ care is ‘safe and respectful’ as dozens protest treatment

A cross-party delegation consisting of two leading US senators and President Barack Obama’s most senior aide have reaffirmed a determination to close Guantánamo Bay following a visit to the camp.

In a joint statement late Friday, Republican senator John McCain, Dianne Feinstein, the Democratic chair of the Senate Intelligence committee, and White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said it remained in the “national interest” to shutter the centre and move inmates to other locations.

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