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Close Guantanamo

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

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June 30, 2016 This morning the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened to consider the case of Hail Aziz Ahmed al-Maythali, a 39-year-old Yemeni who has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay since...
June 29, 2016 By Molly Wooldridge Yesterday the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board convened to hear the case of Musab Umar Ali Al-Mudwani, a thirty-six year-old Yemeni national who has been detained at Guantanamo...
June 23, 2016 This morning the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened to consider the case of Ghassan Abdallah Ghazi al-Sharbi. Al-Sharbi is a 41-year-old Saudi Arabian national who has been imprisoned at...
June 23, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the transfer of Guantanamo detainee Abdel Malik Wahab al Rahabi to Montenegro, noting that the pace of transfers must increase if the facility is to...
June 21, 2016 The Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened this morning to consider the case of Ravil Mingazov, a 48-year-old ethnic Tatar from Russia. Mingazov has been imprisoned at Guantanamo since...
June 16, 2016 This morning the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing for Mohammad Mani Ahmad al-Qahtani. Al-Qahtani is a 40-year-old Saudi Arabian detainee who has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay...
June 15, 2016 This week marks the 50th Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing at the Guantanamo Bay prison. Though the PRB hearings didn’t start until 2013—two years after President Obama ordered them to—and the...

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Factsheet | June 30, 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 | June 30, 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 | June 28, 2016
Download The Department of Defense has released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, 79 detainees remain at the prison, which national security...
Factsheet | June 23, 2016
Download The House and the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) recently passed their versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year 2017. Both bills retain...