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February 10, 2016 In June 2013, I sat with a dozen other people in a courtroom in Cuba watching a slow-motion train wreck. I was on the U.S. military in Guantanamo Bay for a set of pretrial hearings in the 9/11...
February 01, 2016 Kansas Representative Lynn Jenkins is asking the Congressional Budget Office to produce a study on the cost of closing the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay and detaining the remaining prisoners in...
January 22, 2016 By Adelma Jakupovic Yesterday the Guantanamo parole board approved the release of Yemeni national Mustafa Abd al-Qawi Abd al-Aziz al-Shamiri, who was detained in Guantanamo for over thirteen...
January 22, 2016 Washington, D.C.—To mark the seventh anniversary of the executive order to close Guantanamo Bay, Human Rights First calls on President Obama to release a plan to Congress that details steps his...
January 21, 2016 Top News Global Refugee Crisis Tomorrow the Senate will take up the American SAFE Act, legislation that would effectively halt the resettlement of vulnerable refugees from Iraq and Syria to...
January 21, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First praises the transfer of two detainees, Tariq el Sawah and Abdelaziz al Swidi, from Guantanamo Bay, but notes that the pace of transfers must increase if the...
January 19, 2016 By Alice Debarre This morning observers gathered at the Pentagon to observe the 26th Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing, convened to assess whether Guantanamo detainee Majid Mahmud Adbu Ahmed...

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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...