The US is grateful to the government of Oman for its humanitarian gesture and willingness to support the ongoing US efforts to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facilitythe Pentagon said. At present, a total of 122 detainees are held in the prison. Sources from the Pentagon say that they will soon be released, as the curtains come down on the infamous detention camp.
The infamous, one of a kind Guantanamo Prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is all set to bring its curtains down, soon. This United States' military prison, established in January 2002 and home to extraordinarily dangerous individuals has been continuously drawing flak from activists all over the world for its notorious and inhumane treatment of prisoners. Humiliating acts, exposure to extreme temperatures, mental tortures and solitary confinement are some of the rigorous treatments forced on prisoners here. There have been a lot of suicides and deaths, some of them explained and some remain mysterious still. US President Barack Obama said that the prison would be closed by 2009 during his presidential campaign in 2008. He is yet to keep his word, however there have been changes and transitions that indicate the close of Guantanamo prison, sometime soon. The US has in its latest release, released five men from the detention camp. Four of them have been sent to Oman and one prisoner to Estonia.