With the Obama administration scrambling to comply with plans to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay by next year, Attorney General Eric Holder is saying some detainees may end up being released in the US. Officials are reviewing individual cases of the 250 detainees to determine which will be put on trial and which may be released, said Holder, who’s also still working to assemble his senior leadership at the Justice Department. European justice ministers are pressing Holder for details on how many Gitmo prisoners the US plans to release domestically, “as part of any agreement for allies to accept detainees,” The Wall Street Journal reports. Still up in the air is the fate of 17 ethnic Uighurs, from China’s Central Asian region, who have been ordered released by a judge—but the US won’t turn them over to China, which considers them part of a separatist group.
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