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Report: ‘Distraught’ Gitmo detainees panicked when they learned about Trump's victory

A group of detainees kneels during an early morning Islamic prayer in their camp at the U.S. military prison for "enemy combatants" in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Prisoners at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, panicked when they learned of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, according to a report by CBS News.

David Remes, a lawyer representing a Guantanamo detainee, told CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan that his client told him that prisoners at the facility believed the world was over on election night.

“He said that many detainees thought that it was the end of the world and felt terrible and that many detainees asked for tranquilizers, sleeping pills because they were so distraught,” Remes said.

The Obama administration has released some prisoners from Guantanamo, saying they no longer pose a threat.

Remes said that he is concerned that the doors of the prison will “slam shut” once Trump takes the oath of office and the fates of many prisoners will be in "limbo."

(H/T: Washington Free Beacon)

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