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Close Guantanamo

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

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April 12, 2017 By Camille Marrero The clock is ticking. Although the memory of the 9/11 attacks remains vivid in the minds of many Americans, it has already been more than 15 years since they took place. Last...
March 22, 2017 By Laura Murchie A couple weeks ago I traveled to Guantanamo Bay to observe the first week of the pre-trial military commission hearings for detainee Abd al-Rahim Hussein Muhammed al-Nashiri, the...
March 16, 2017 By Laura Murchie Last week I traveled to Guantanamo Bay to observe the military commission pre-trial hearings for detainee Abd al-Rahim Hussein Muhammed al-Nashiri, the alleged mastermind of the...
March 09, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In response to comments made today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he supports sending terrorism suspects to Guantanamo Bay and the military commissions proceedings against 9/...
March 01, 2017 By Camille Marrero Yesterday the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing to evaluate whether continued law of war detention remains necessary for detainee Sharqawi Abdu Ali Al Hajj....
February 22, 2017 Reports have emerged that a British Islamic State suicide bomber, Ronald Fiddler (aka Abu-Zakariya al-Britani), who detonated a car bomb near Mosul, Iraq, had been a detainee at the U.S. military...
February 14, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that President Trump is considering whether to send an alleged al Qaeda member to the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Human Rights First today urged the...

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Factsheet | March 28, 2017
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 then codified...
Factsheet | March 28, 2017
The Department of Defense has released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, 41 detainees remain at the prison, which national security experts agree...
Factsheet | March 23, 2017
The Detainees Detainees currently held at Guantánamo: 41. Total number of detainees ever incarcerated at Guantánamo: 780. Detainees released under President Bush: Over 500. Detainees...
Factsheet | March 07, 2017
The vast majority of Guantanamo detainees were transferred or released to other countries before 2009. A total of 780 detainees have been held at Guantanamo Bay since the detention center was...