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Exactly 12 years ago, on January 11, 2002, the first prisoners were airlifted into the prison complex at the Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base in Cuba following then US President George W. Bush’s November 13, 2001 order which authorized the establishment of the prison and detention of US-captured "terror suspects."Nevertheless, out of the 779 prisoners ever held at the prison, only seven men have been convicted and sentenced. According to The Guardian, those charged and convicted of a war crime were lucky because they would have a chance to get out of Guantanamo while most of the prisoners who have been held there without a charge could spend the rest of their lives in prison. During his presidential campaign in 2008, President Barack Obama promised to close the prison as he acknowledged that the detention camp was a symbol of the US government’s violation of human rights.Today, twelve years after the opening of the prison and almost five yea