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October 22, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First applauds President Obama for vetoing the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) over provisions that would have severely hampered his ability to close the...
October 22, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Before he even spoke, military Judge Pohl opened this morning's hearings in the September 11, 2001 case at Guantanamo with a telling, heavy...
October 21, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: We've all spent money on things we shouldn't have. As a teen I blew my Saturday job earnings on a stud earring I thought would make me...
October 20, 2015 Dominating the Guantanamo war court today was yesterday's suggestion by Walid Bin Attash that he represent himself. He's accused of organizing an Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan where two of the...
October 19, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: They don't sit together, the five men in the Guantanamo court accused of plotting the September 11, 2001 attacks. It's not a classic...
October 13, 2015 Top News Guantanamo President Obama will soon decide whether to make good on his promise to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2016. The legislation contains...
October 07, 2015 The Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearings—established to review the cases of detainees slated for indefinite detention without charge or trial—have effectively stalled. The PRB hearings...

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Factsheet | May 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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...
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...