Thousands of Haitians sought refuge in the United States after last year’s devastating earthquake in Haiti. Many are young people, now enrolled in U.S. schools, surrounded by a new language and culture. VOA’s Alex Villarreal tells us how one high school in Florida is helping the students adjust.
‘Most Guantanamo prisoners were no threat’
Most of the prisoners held in Guantanamo Bay were either innocent or posed little threat, according to official US documents leaked by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks.
The files show that about 220 of the detainees were classed as “dangerous terrorists”, While 150 Afghan and Pakistani prisoners were later determined to be innocent.
Al Jazeera’s Dorsa Jabbari takes a closer look at just who these men are.
Al Jazeera cameraman ‘interrogated’ about network
Sami al-Hajj was working as an Al Jazeera cameraman when he was arrested in late 2001 and sent to Guantanamo Bay.
One file in the newly released trove of leaked US military documents shows that al-Hajj, held at Guantanamo for six years, was detained partly in order to be interrogated about the news network.
He speaks to Al Jazeera’s Nick Clark about the documents.