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'Obama will never close Guantanamo,' says analyst

US President Barack Obama has pledged a new push to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, amid a growing prisoner hunger strike there.

The BBC's Mishal Husain was joined by Robin Simcox from the Henry Jackson Society, a UK think tank, and lawyer Clive Stafford Smith, who defends many Guantanamo detainees, including some of those on hunger strike at the moment.

Mr Simcox does not believe that the Guantanamo Bay detention facility will be closed.

"Indefinite detention actually is probably part of the legal landscape now," he says. "I don't believe there's going to be a president, especially not President Obama, who shuts down Guantanamo Bay."

  • 30 Apr 2013