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January 20, 2015
Top News STATE OF THE UNION Tonight at 9 p.m., President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address. He is expected to detail his priorities for the last two years of his presidency,...
January 15, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First welcomes the transfer of five cleared Guantanamo detainees out of the detention facility, bringing the prison's population down to 122.  While the...
January 14, 2015
Yesterday, Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Kelly Ayotte introduced a bill designed to stop the transfer or release of Guantanamo detainees, even those who have been cleared for...
January 14, 2015
A new bill introduced by Senate Republicans poses unnecessary restrictions on detainee transfers from the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Periodic Review Boards and Guantanamo Detainee...
January 13, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First said today that a proposed bill restricting the transfer of Guantanamo detainees out of the prison would be a major step backward for the United States and...
January 13, 2015
Top News Guantanamo News reports note that next week the Obama Administration plans to transfer five Yemeni detainees from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to a...
January 09, 2015
New York City - On Friday, a U.S. federal judge in New York City sentenced Sheikh Abu Hamza al Masri to life in prison following his conviction on charges arising from the deadly 1998...

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Factsheet | April 17, 2015
Download Last update on April 17, 2015 The Detainees Total number of detainees ever incarcerated at Guantánamo: 780. Detainees released under President Bush: over 500. Detainees...
Letter | February 11, 2015
February 5, 2015 Representative Vicky Hartzler United States House of Representatives 2235 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Representative Jackie...
Letter | February 11, 2015
February 10, 2015 Dear Senator, I am a member of a coalition of more than 50 retired general and admirals of the United States Armed Forces who have consistently worked to find a way to...
Transcription | February 10, 2015
Elisa Massimino Keynote Address American Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting Center for Human Rights Annual Luncheon Houston, Texas February 9, 2015. Thank you so much for that kind introduction...