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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...
January 14, 2016 Fewer than 100 Detainees Held for First Time Since Detention Facility Opened Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the transfer of ten detainees from Guantanamo Bay, a...
January 12, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Following President Obama's final State of the Union address, Human Rights First urges the president to prioritize advancing human rights during the final months of...

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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 | July 21, 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...
Factsheet | July 21, 2016
Download The Department of Defense has released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, 76 detainees remain at the prison, which national security...
Issue Brief | July 21, 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 | July 20, 2016
Download In 2011, Wikileaks released more than 750 assessments of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility done by Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO), the military task force...