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Close Guantanamo

Rather than keeping us safer, the prison at Guantanamo weakens American national security.

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July 27, 2016 Given the antics of last week’s pre-trial hearings in the 9/11 proceedings in the military commission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and the regular delays and consistent dysfunction of the...
July 26, 2016 By Molly Wooldridge Last week I attended the first of two weeks of pre-trial hearings in the Guantanamo Bay military commission case against the five detainees allegedly...
July 14, 2016 By Amy Morello This morning the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened to discuss the case of Isma’il Ali Faraj al-Bakush, a 48-year-old Libyan national who has been imprisoned at...
July 14, 2016 I sat alone in a darkened hall in Fort Meade. Live-streamed (well, almost—there is a forty-second delay to prevent transmission of classified information) on a screen before me, a judge at Guantanamo...
July 11, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the transfer of three Guantanamo detainees to Italy and Serbia, noting that the pace of transfers must increase if the facility is to close by the...
July 07, 2016 This morning, Gitmo detainee Abdul Rahim Ghulam Rabbani received his first Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing. Rabbani is a 49-year-old Pakistani citizen who has been imprisoned at Guantanamo since...
July 07, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Major General Michael R. Lehnert, USMC (Ret.) today urged members of Congress to renew their efforts to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The call came in a...

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Factsheet | July 27, 2016
Download What are the Periodic Review Boards? President Barack Obama created the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) process through Executive Order 13567 on March 7, 2011. Congress...
Issue Brief | July 27, 2016
How are Guantanamo detainees approved for transfer out of the prison, and what does that process involve? This brief outlines how the current mechanisms work and how they differ from those used by...
Factsheet | July 27, 2016
Download The Department of Defense has released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, 76 detainees remain at the prison, which national security...
Factsheet | July 27, 2016
Download In 2011, Wikileaks released more than 750 assessments of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility done by Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO), the military task force...