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    A lawyer for detainees at the detention center claims that Obama will not find a single state in the United States willing to accommodate prisoners transferred from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.

    In this 2009 file photo, reviewed by the U.S. military, an American flag fluttering in the wind is pictured through a broken window from inside an airplane hangar used for media activities at Camp Justice, the site of the U.S. war crimes tribunal compound, at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba, July 16, 2009
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    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — President Barack Obama will not find a single state in the United States willing to accommodate prisoners transferred from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a lawyer for detainees at the detention center told Sputnik.

    The White House is expected to present a plan for closing the Guantanamo facility despite provisions passed by Congress last week that would bar the transfer of detainees.

    "The irony is that even if President Obama could bring the detainees to the United States, no state would accept them," David Remes told Sputnik on Thursday.

    On Wednesday, attorneys general from three US states urged the Obama administration not to relocate Guantanamo detainees to their territories.

    At present, 107 prisoners remain at the detention facility, the majority of which face indefinite detention without being charged.


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