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May 12, 2016 By Adelma Jakupovic The Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened this morning to assess whether continued detention is necessary for Abd Al Salam Al Hilah or whether he is...
May 11, 2016 By Leah Schulz Yesterday the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing for Mohammed Abdul Malik, a 42-year-old detainee from Kenya, to determine whether he represents “a continuing...
May 05, 2016 Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) published an op-ed in the Illinois State Journal-Register to share some facts about the prison at Guantanamo Bay and to respond to Senator Mark Kirk’s piece in the same...
May 05, 2016 By Adelma Jakupovic Sanad Ali Yislam Al Kazimi, a 46-year-old Yemeni national, appeared at this morning’s Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing, an interagency review process that will...
May 03, 2016 This morning the Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing for Karim Bostan (ISN 975). Bostan, originally from Afghanistan, has been held at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since...
May 02, 2016 Over the weekend Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) wrote an op-ed titled, “Why Gitmo Can’t Be Closed,” promoting his bill that would tighten the already unreasonable restrictions on transferring...

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Testimony | May 24, 2016
Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member, and Members of the Subcommittee: I want to thank you for inviting me here today to participate in this important hearing regarding the status of the detention...
Factsheet | May 24, 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 | May 24, 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 | May 24, 2016
Download The Department of Defense has released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, 80 detainees remain at the prison, which national security experts...