GENEVA - The U.N. human rights chief says the U.S. government must close the Guantanamo Bay prison as President Barack Obama promised a year ago.
Navi Pillay, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, says "the facility continues to exist and individuals remain arbitrarily detained indefinitely in clear breach of international law."
Obama pledged to shutter the U.S. Naval Base prison in Cuba in his annual address to Congress last year.
Pillay said Monday ahead of Obama's next annual speech Tuesday that she is deeply disappointed the U.S. government "has instead entrenched a system of arbitrary detention."
Pillay said she also is "disturbed at the failure to ensure accountability for serious human rights violations, including torture, that took place."