Guantánamo

Seven senators visiting Guantánamo

The main road in the Detention Center Zone shows an unused prison camp and the detainee hospital and psychiatric ward behind an “Honor Bound” sign at U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 in this photo approved for release by the U.S. military.
The main road in the Detention Center Zone shows an unused prison camp and the detainee hospital and psychiatric ward behind an “Honor Bound” sign at U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014 in this photo approved for release by the U.S. military. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

WASHINGTON (AP) – Seven senators are visiting the U.S. detention center at Guantánamo Bay on Friday on a fact-finding oversight trip.

The senators plan to review detainee facilities and the legal status of individual detainees. They also will review the military commissions process under which detainees are tried.

There are 148 detainees at Guantánamo.

The Obama administration has pledged to keep trying to close the facility, which opened in January 2002.

The senators are Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, Maine Independent Angus King, Maine Republican Susan Collins, Illinois Republican Mark Kirk, Hawaii Democrat Brian Schatz, Delaware Democrat Chris Coons and Indiana Democrat Joe Donnelly.

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