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January 11, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praises the transfer of Saudi Muhammed Abd Al Rahman Awn Al-Shamrani from Guantanamo Bay to his home country, but notes that the pace of transfers...
January 11, 2016 This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. Fourteen years ago this Monday, President George W. Bush opened the Guantanamo Bay detention center as an emergency measure to hold and interrogate...
January 08, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praises the transfer of Fayez Kandari, a Kuwaiti detainee from Guantanamo Bay to his home country, but notes that the pace of transfers must...
January 06, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praises the transfer of two detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Ghana, but notes that the pace of transfers must increase if the detention facility at...
January 05, 2016 Top News Guantanamo A senior U.S. official who spoke on the condition of anonymity confirmed to CNN that 17 detainees cleared for release from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo...
December 18, 2015 Washington, DC – During his final White House press conference of 2015, President Obama doubled down on his commitment to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba before the...
December 17, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the Obama Administration for its decision to transfer 17 Guantanamo detainees out of the facility by the end of January 2016, a move which would...

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Factsheet | May 20, 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 20, 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 20, 2016
Download   The Basics Detainees: The first detainees arrived at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on January 11, 2002. Since it opened, 780 detainees have been held there. The...
Factsheet | May 20, 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...