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Close Guantanamo

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

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December 09, 2016 By Kevin Meister Yesterday the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened to review the ongoing detention of Yemeni detainee Said Salih Rashid Nashir (referred to as “Hani...
December 07, 2016 By Elizabeth Topolosky Yesterday Guantanamo Bay’s Periodic Review Board (PRB) reviewed the detention status of artist, student, and alleged terrorist Mohammed Ahmad Abdallah al Ansi....
December 06, 2016 Top Items National Security Today the Obama Administration released a presidential report and memorandum, as well as supporting documents, detailing the administration’s policy and legal...
December 05, 2016 Washington, D.C.— Human Rights First today said that the Obama Administration's release of a presidential report and memorandum—and related policy documents—on the legal and policy...
November 29, 2016 By Elizabeth Topolosky For most Americans, the military commissions in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are out-of-sight, out-of-mind. But the troubled system grinds on. On November 14th, I traveled with...
November 10, 2016 By Kevin Meister This Thursday 38- or 39-year old Guantanamo detainee Moath Hamza Ahmed al Alwi appeared before the Periodic Review Board (PRB) for the second time since his...
November 10, 2016 The Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened Tuesday morning for the full review of Yassim Qasim Mohammed Ismail Qasim. Guantanamo detainees who are not cleared for...

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Issue Brief | December 08, 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 | December 08, 2016
The Department of Defense has released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, 59 detainees remain at the prison, which national security experts agree...
Factsheet | December 05, 2016
The Basics Detainees: The first detainees arrived at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on January 11, 2002. Since it opened, 780 detainees have been held there. The Bush Administration...
Blueprint | December 05, 2016
Summary President Obama should provide sustained leadership to increase the momentum to transfer prisoners out of Guantanamo and close the facility. Sustained leadership Communicate to...