Ashfield Attorney Says Closing Guantanamo Is Not Enough

The Obama presidential transition team has announced that one of the first executive orders the President-Elect will issue is the closure of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But doing so is not as simple as a directive from the President, as the fate of the prisoners at the facility is uncertain. Ashfield attorney Buz Eisenberg represents four of the detainees at Guantanamo. He says closing the base — and moving the prisoners to another location — is not enough:

Buz Eisenberg is an attorney in Ashfield, Massachusetts. He’s in his fifth year of representing detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In the run up to the inauguration, NPR has been examining various viewpoints on the closing of the facility at Guantanamo. You can find more information at