Plan to close detention center leaves unanswered questions for advocates

WASHINGTON (CNS) — As President Barack Obama offered a long-awaited plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, organizations advocating for the closure welcomed the news and called for an end of the policy of holding remaining detainees without charges. Keeping the detention center open and holding some detainees without charges for more…

Release of Guantanamo detainees appears to be on upswing

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The recent releases of several men from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is seen as a sign that other transfers are in the works by advocates for the more than 140 men still being held. Fawzi al-Odah, a Kuwaiti national, was transferred to authorities in his homeland Nov. 4,…