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June 14, 2016 By Molly Wooldridge  This morning the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened to discuss the case of Haroon al-Afghani, an Afghan national who has been imprisoned at Guantanamo since...
June 14, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Following today’s passage in the Senate of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Human Rights First urges President Obama to veto the bill if its final version includes...
June 10, 2016 The Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened this morning to discuss the case of Abdul Zahir, a 44-year-old Afghan national. Zahir has been imprisoned at Guantanamo since October 2002. In...
June 07, 2016 This morning the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing for detainee Abdul Latif Nasir. Nasir is a 56-year-old Moroccan national who has been held at Guantanamo Bay since May 2002....
June 06, 2016 Last week I spent five days observing the Guantanamo Bay military commission pretrial hearings in the case against the alleged architect of the 9/11 attacks Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) and his...
June 06, 2016 Top Items Human Trafficking This week Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the United States. In advance of the visit, Human Rights First is urging the...
June 02, 2016 Today, nearly 17 months after the release of his best-selling memoir Guantanamo Diary, Mohamedou Ould Slahi received his Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing. Slahi is a 45-year-old Guantanamo...

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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.

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Factsheet | January 20, 2017
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 Bush Administration...
Factsheet | January 20, 2017
The Department of Defense has released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, 41 detainees remain at the prison, which national security experts agree...
Factsheet | January 20, 2017
Closing Guantánamo is a “national security imperative” according to the Department of Defense.  Guantánamo is a symbol of the failed war in Iraq, torture, and delayed justice for hundreds of men...
Factsheet | January 20, 2017
Total Guantanamo Bay Prison Facility Costs Cost of Guantanamo prison facility up to the end of 2015: $5.687 billion Cost for 2015: $445 million Not included in above costs: Cost...