Protesters take part in a demonstration calling for an end to indefinite detentions outside of Fort McNair, May 23, 2013
Protesters take part in a demonstration calling for an end to indefinite detentions outside of Fort McNair on May 23, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Barack Obama said Thursday he would lift a moratorium on transfering Guantanamo Bay inmates to Yemen, as part of a new effort to finally close the war-on-terror camp in Cuba. © Mandel Ngan - AFP
Protesters take part in a demonstration calling for an end to indefinite detentions outside of Fort McNair, May 23, 2013
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Last updated: May 23, 2013

Obama to lift ban on sending Guantanamo inmates to Yemen

President Barack Obama said Thursday he would lift a moratorium on transferring Guantanamo Bay inmates to Yemen, as part of a new effort to finally close the war-on-terror camp in Cuba.

Obama said he would also appoint a new senior envoy in the State Department and Pentagon to oversee transfers and called on the Pentagon to designate a site on US soil to hold military tribunals for terror suspects.

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