Limiting access by the media to the site will make work less disturbing for the prison guards, according to the US general overseeing Gitmo.
The US base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will implement new restrictions for representatives of the press who wish to visit the notorious detention facility.
The general said he was frustrated with journalists asking the staff and guards about their opinions of President Obama’s policies on Gitmo. Kelly also mentioned an incident with a member of the media who was acting “very abusive,” but refused to elaborate.
Guantanamo military prison has long been a contentious issue in the US human rights profile. Many activists have repeatedly condemned the Obama administration for keeping the “forever detention” prison open, despite pledges to close the center the president made while he was campaigning.
Earlier in December, the US government conceded that it had wrongly imprisoned a man for 13 years in the controversial facility due to a case of mistaken identity.