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Ghana Taking In Two Detainees from Guantanamo Bay; What You Need To Know

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The United States is trying to close down its Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba. The facility was created to detain extraordinarily dangerous people, interrogate detainees in an optimal setting and to prosecute detainees for war crimes. As such, it is processing its prisoners and releasing those who are innocent.

The two detainees that Ghana is taking in are originally from Yemen and have been cleared by the facility of any involvement in terrorist activities.

According to the Deputy Communications minister, Mr. Felix Fosu Kwakye, the US itself is unwilling to take in these detainees so Ghana decided to take them in on humanitarian grounds.

According to the ministry of foreign affairs and regional integration, Mrs Hannah Tetteh, Ghana accepted the two detainees at the request of the US government.

The US government, not Ghana, shall foot the cost of the upkeep of the two detainees.

Pentagon spokesperson Gary Ross has already commended Ghana for this humanitarian gesture.

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