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U.S. Still Holds Child Detainees at Guantanamo

The United States has held three child detainees at its military base in Guantanamo Bay for more than a year and the Pentagon said on Thursday it has no plans to move or free them, despite international pressure. A defense official said doctors estimated the boys were 13-15 years old and were deemed “enemy combatants” along with about 660 prisoners being held at the base in Cuba after the U.S. invasion in Afghanistan in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America. “There has been lots of media speculation they were going to be moved out but that’s all it has been, just speculation,” the official told Reuters when asked if there were plans to move or release the teen-age detainees any time soon. A spokeswoman for the military task force holding the prisoners told Reuters last August that prison camp commander, Brig-Gen. Geoffrey Miller, would recommend the three boys be sent home, and this was confirmed by Miller a month later. Full Story

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