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August 11, 2017 By Saadia H. Khan Last week I traveled to the U.S. Military Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to observe pretrial hearings in the case against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. As a first-time observer of the...
July 21, 2017 Washington, D.C. – In response to reports that the Trump Administration has brought al Qaeda terror suspect Ali Charaf Damache to the United States to be tried in federal court, rather...
July 14, 2017 By Camille Marrero  Two weeks ago I sat behind glass in a courtroom gallery looking at a defendant seated with his attorneys. Across the room sat a team of prosecutors, a judge, and military...
July 12, 2017 By Scott Johnston and Saadia H. Khan At the beleaguered military commissions in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, setbacks have become the norm. Unfortunately, the agonizingly slow pace of...
July 07, 2017 Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday visited the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Meanwhile, non-governmental organization (NGO) observers were excluded from a hearing in the prison’...
July 06, 2017 This is the final installment of a five-part series on the remaining cleared Guantanamo Bay detainees. Read part one on Ridah Bin Saleh Al-Yazidi, part two on Muieen Adeen Al...
June 28, 2017 This is part four of a five-part series on the remaining cleared Guantanamo Bay detainees. Read part one on Ridah Bin Saleh Al-Yazidi, part two on Muieen Adeen Al-Sattar, and...

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February 2, 2016

Human Rights First will host an event to discuss the practical steps the administration and Congress should take to close the facility that national security leaders agree undermines national security and is inconsistent with American ideals.

Resources

Letter | June 26, 2017
Download PDF Dear Chairmen and Ranking Members: On behalf of the undersigned groups, we urge you to oppose the inclusion of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) proposal to alter the Freedom of...
Amicus Brief | June 01, 2017
The executive branch is attempting to use a military commission, rather than the readily available federal courts, to try Petitioner for involvement in the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 and...
Factsheet | May 30, 2017
Myth: Terrorists have traditionally been tried in military commissions. Fact: Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted more than 620 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11....
Factsheet | May 30, 2017
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 then codified...