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December 02, 2015
By Adelma Jakupovic The Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board(PRB) convened yesterday morning to assess whether Yemeni national Mustafa Abd al-Qawi Abd al-Aziz al-Shamiri, a Gitmo detainee for...
December 01, 2015
In a newly released 2013 memo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote to President Obama to voice her dismay at the lack of progress on closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay. National security...
November 25, 2015
Washington, D.C. – President Obama today signed into law an updated defense authorization bill that includes a landmark provision reinforcing the United States’ ban on the use of torture. Human...
November 16, 2015
Top News France Attacks Following the tragic November 13 Paris terrorist attacks that claimed more than 130 lives across the city, Human Rights First’s Susan Corke, who was in Paris last week to...
November 16, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praises the transfer of five detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the United Arab Emirates, but notes that the pace of transfers must increase if the...
November 12, 2015
By Alice Debarre Given the importance of detainee transfers to the effort to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, the U.S. government should seek to ensure that a detainee recently transferred to...
November 10, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Today the Senate passed an updated defense authorization bill following President Obama’s veto last month. Human Rights First praises a landmark provision in the bill that...

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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...