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Close Guantanamo

This shameful site and symbol of detainee abuse can be closed; what’s missing is political will.

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April 22, 2015
Washington, D.C.—National security experts welcomed today's reports suggesting that the Obama Administration intends to move forward with the transfer of ten detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,...
April 22, 2015
On his second day in office, President Obama signed an executive order to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay within one year. Six years later, the prison is still open. National security leaders...
April 21, 2015
Today the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB), the group tasked with determining whether detainees are a continuing threat to the United States or can be released, held a hearing for detainee...
April 16, 2015
Today Human Rights First joined 16 other human rights and legal organizations in calling for lawmakers to oppose a new bill proposed by Representative Jackie Walorski, which would bar all...
April 15, 2015
When Senator Marco Rubio told George Stephanopoulos on ABC News that he would keep the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba open to accept new terror suspects for imprisonment, he explained...
April 13, 2015
Last week, the judge in the Guantanamo military commission case of accused USS Cole bombing plotter Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, Col. Vance Spath, ordered the pre-trial hearings halted until al-Nashiri...
April 08, 2015
This afternoon, a federal jury in Boston found Dzhokhar Tsarnaev guilty of all 30 charges stemming from the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013. Dzhokhar, along with his older brother Tamerlan...

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Factsheet | April 23, 2015
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN) recently introduced proposed legislation that would effectively ban all transfers out of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility for two years. Rep. Walorski’s...
Factsheet | April 23, 2015
Earlier this year Senator Kelly Ayotte and Representative Jackie Walorski proposed identical legislation in the Senate and House of Representatives that would ban the transfer of any Guantanamo...
Factsheet | April 17, 2015
Download Last update on April 17, 2015 The Detainees Total number of detainees ever incarcerated at Guantánamo: 780. Detainees released under President Bush: over 500. Detainees...
Letter | February 11, 2015
February 5, 2015 Representative Vicky Hartzler United States House of Representatives 2235 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Representative Jackie...