Military Limits Media Access to Guantánamo

Posted December 21, 2015 at 6:06am

The Associated Press reports that “new limits are being imposed on media access to the detention center at the U.S. base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the commander of the military’s Southern Command said… outlining rules that will limit what journalists can see and how often they can visit the already highly restricted site.”  

“Journalists will be allowed to visit the center on tours that will be organized once per quarter, lasting no more than a day, and they will no longer be able to visit inside the two detention center camps where a majority of the 107 current prisoners are held, Marine Corps Gen. John F. Kelly said in an interview with The Associated Press.”  

“Kelly said the main reason for the change was that media tours were straining the detention center staff, which has been dealing with an increasing number of visits by members of Congress and foreign delegations from countries where prisoners may be resettled as part of an effort to reduce the prison population.”