Wikileaks: Many at Guantanamo ‘not dangerous’

Guantanamo Bay detention facility President Obama pledged in January 2009 to close the prison within a year

Files released by the whistleblowing website Wikileaks have revealed that the US believed many of those held at Guantanamo Bay were innocent or only low-level operatives.

The files, published in US and European newspapers, reveal analysis of all 780 people ever held at the facility.

They show that about 220 were classed as dangerous terrorists, but 150 were innocent Afghans and Pakistanis.