Rice: US cautious over Gitmo detainees’ release

Rice: US cautious over Gitmo detainees’ release

[JURIST] US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice [official profile] said Tuesday that the US will be cautious in deciding on the release of prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] on terror suspicions. Rice said the decisions were a "delicate balance" between ensuring US security and avoiding wrongly imprisoning any detainees. Rice said that at least 12 detainees of the 200 previously released by the US have returned to fight against US forces. Status reviews [Defense Department backgrounder] of the detainees were completed last week [JURIST report], with 38 additional detainees being released. Most of those held at Guantanamo Bay were arrested by US forces during fighting in Afghanistan during 2001 and 2002. AP has more.