Washington, Feb 23 (Prensa Latina) US Attorney General Eric Holder visited on Monday the US military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

According to sources from the Justice Department, this is the most important aspect of the Holder’s trip, and is part of his effort to determine how the 245 remaining terrorism suspects detained there will be handled.

Holder appointed Matthew Olsen on Friday to lead a work team to arrange with several agencies checking the 245 remaining suspects.

President Barack Obama promised during his electoral campaign to shut it down.

However, after he took office on Jan. 20 he has repeated he wants it shut within a year, but it will require time and study of the cases.

Military Attorney Yvonne Bradley denounced two weeks ago mass tortures against the prisoners in Guantanamo.

Bradley told London paper The Guardian on Feb. 9 that at least 50 prisoners on hunger strike were severely hit, using brutal torture methods.

On the other hand, Reprieve group creator Clive Stafford Smith said in January that the detention center represents a proof of the most criminal abuses against human rights committed during the former administration of George W. Bush.