Guantanamo Bay detainees [AP]

In a reversal of policy, Britain has asked the United States for the release of five former residents being held in Guantanamo Bay.

The US says it welcomes the request, in line with its desire to reduce the number of detainees at the camp, but will seek assurances relating to security.

How are stances on Guantanamo shifting, and what will become of its prisoners?

Inside Story investigates.

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