One of five British residents has been cleared for release from Guantanamo, the US announced, following demands from authorities in London that all the prisoners be freed. The man, whose name and nationality were not disclosed, won't be returned to his homeland because of concerns he would be mistreated there, according to a US spokeswoman.
None of the men are British citizens, but lived in Britain legally before their detention. The remaining detainees are "still considered to be of significant threat," said the spokeswoman. Detailed files on each of the prisoners with information on suspected links to terrorism will be handed over to British authorities.