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Close Guantanamo

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

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February 01, 2016
Kansas Representative Lynn Jenkins is asking the Congressional Budget Office to produce a study on the cost of closing the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay and detaining the remaining prisoners in...
January 22, 2016
By Adelma Jakupovic Yesterday the Guantanamo parole board approved the release of Yemeni national Mustafa Abd al-Qawi Abd al-Aziz al-Shamiri, who was detained in Guantanamo for over thirteen...
January 22, 2016
Washington, D.C.—To mark the seventh anniversary of the executive order to close Guantanamo Bay, Human Rights First calls on President Obama to release a plan to Congress that details steps his...
January 21, 2016
Top News Global Refugee Crisis Tomorrow the Senate will take up the American SAFE Act, legislation that would effectively halt the resettlement of vulnerable refugees from Iraq and Syria to...
January 21, 2016
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First praises the transfer of two detainees, Tariq el Sawah and Abdelaziz al Swidi, from Guantanamo Bay, but notes that the pace of transfers must increase if the...
January 19, 2016
By Alice Debarre This morning observers gathered at the Pentagon to observe the 26th Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing, convened to assess whether Guantanamo detainee Majid Mahmud Adbu Ahmed...
January 14, 2016
Fewer than 100 Detainees Held for First Time Since Detention Facility Opened Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the transfer of ten detainees from Guantanamo Bay, a...

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Factsheet | February 01, 2016
Download SUMMARY The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (NDAA) currently prohibits the president from closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. The NDAA bans...
Report | November 04, 2015
Follow-up Recommendation Report will assess Immigration Detention and Guantanamo. Download PDF
Video | October 09, 2015
Year after year, President Obama has committed to closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. It’s nearly his final year in office and the prison remains open. The current 2016 National...