11 Nov 2008

Policy change reported on Guantanamo Bay prison

9:43 am on 11 November 2008

There are reports that advisors to the United States President-elect Barack Obama are planning a radical change to US policy on the Guantanamo Bay prison.

They are reportedly preparing a plan to release a group of detainees and transfer the rest to the American prison and court system.

Correspondents say a third group that cannot be tried in public could be brought before a new court designed specifically to deal with them.