On the same day the White House confirmed plans to transfer more Guantánamo Bay detainees before President Barack Obama leaves office later this month, President-elect Donald Trump called on the Obama administration to end \u0022releases\u0022 from the U.S. military prison in Cuba.There should be no further releases from Gitmo. These are extremely dangerous people and should not be allowed back onto the battlefield.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2017His tweet raised the hackles of human rights advocates, who said Trump\u0026#039;s message amounted to ill-informed fear-mongering.Most Guantanamo detainees haven\u0026#039;t been charged/tried, \u0022evidence\u0022 on them (some from torture) isn\u0026#039;t public, but Trump knows they\u0026#039;re dangerous https://t.co/qv6vFkMkKJ— Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth) January 3, 2017.@realDonaldTrump you know what is dangerous? Betraying our country’s ideals of dignity \u0026amp; justice #CloseGuantánamo https://t.co/TDhoK0IykY pic.twitter.com/xmovg3EUqA— AmnestyInternational (@amnesty) January 3, 2017Not true. Most detainees have been cleared for release by mil and intel agencies. @POTUS should transfer them now or they may never leave. https://t.co/uG2R6JEQmk— Raha Wala (@RahaWala) January 3, 2017Our letter today to @POTUS to #CloseGuantanamo coincides w/ a fear-monger tweet by President-elect @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/PYC4q8Rw1P pic.twitter.com/cC16qeaQUC— Naureen Shah (@naureenshah) January 3, 2017The United States has repatriated or resettled 179 prisoners since Obama took office; the White House\u0026#039;s\u0026nbsp;recent announcement of its intent to transfer an additional 17 or 18 more means that about 40 prisoners will remain when Trump becomes president. He has vowed to keep the prison operating and \u0022load it up with some bad dudes.\u0022As such, Amnesty International launched an \u0022aggressive\u0022 campaign on Tuesday urging Obama to do all he can to close the prison before leaving office.\u0022Amnesty International USA is mobilizing its 1.2 million grassroots supporters and all others who stand for human rights to tell President Obama that Guantánamo cannot be left to President-elect Trump,\u0022 said Margaret Huang, executive director of Amnesty International USA. \u0022We are incredibly concerned about human rights in the upcoming Trump administration, and that includes the president-elect\u0026#039;s promise to expand Guantánamo\u0026#039;s population. We cannot risk letting this institution of injustice become permanent.\u0022Meanwhile, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said Tuesday the U.S. would continue to carry out Obama\u0026#039;s policy on Guantanamo Bay until January 20. \u0022There\u0026#039;s one commander-in-chief at a time,\u0022 Cook told reporters at a Pentagon news briefing.A coalition including Amnesty, the Center for Constitutional Rights, Reprieve, and Veterans for Peace is planning a protest and rally at the White House for Guantánamo\u0026#039;s 15th anniversary on January 11.