Atty. Gen. Eric Holder

Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. at a congressional hearing Wednesday, where he said the Obama administration was reconsidering a moratorium on transferring Yemeni prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention center to their homeland. Yemenis make up many of the prison's 166 detainees, and their repatriation could add momentum to stalled efforts to close the controversial prison and war crimes tribunal.

( Alex Wong / Getty Images / May 15, 2013 )

Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. at a congressional hearing Wednesday, where he said the Obama administration was reconsidering a moratorium on transferring Yemeni prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention center to their homeland. Yemenis make up many of the prison's 166 detainees, and their repatriation could add momentum to stalled efforts to close the controversial prison and war crimes tribunal.

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