MIAMI — The Justice Department late Wednesday asked a federal judge to delay the release of dozens of videos of a Guantanamo captive being tackled, shackled and forced-fed at the prison camps in Cuba, saying it may move to block the judge’s order to make the material public.


[U.S. District Judge Gladys] Kessler had ordered the Justice Department to redact the videos by Friday and report to her Monday on a disclosure plan in a joint memo with attorneys for 16 media organizations that petitioned for their release.


The Obama administration has opposed release, arguing the disclosure could expose prison camp secrets and put troops portrayed inside them at risk. Media organizations countered that the potential for embarrassment was not a legitimate excuse for withholding them from the public.


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