Spain May Take Some Guantanamo Prisoners
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
So, President Obama has made it clear that he wants the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in Cuba closed in a year, but that leaves at least one huge question unanswered: Where will the prisoners go? Looks like Spain might be one option.
Spain’s foreign minister has said his country is prepared “in principle” to take in some inmates released from the Guantanamo Bay US military camp.
Miguel Angel Moratinos was speaking after a meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington.
He said Spain would consider taking prisoners on a case by case basis and only under acceptable legal conditions.
About 250 people are still held in the camp, which President Barack Obama has ordered to be shut down within a year.
AP photo / Brennan Linsley, pool