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June 21, 2016 The Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened this morning to consider the case of Ravil Mingazov, a 48-year-old ethnic Tatar from Russia. Mingazov has been imprisoned at Guantanamo since...
June 21, 2016 Top News World Refugee Day Today, to mark World Refugee Day, 28 of the nation's most prominent national security leaders, retired generals and admirals, and former government...
June 16, 2016 This morning the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing for Mohammad Mani Ahmad al-Qahtani. Al-Qahtani is a 40-year-old Saudi Arabian detainee who has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay...
June 15, 2016 This week marks the 50th Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing at the Guantanamo Bay prison. Though the PRB hearings didn’t start until 2013—two years after President Obama ordered them to—and the...
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...

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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 | March 28, 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...
Factsheet | March 28, 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 | March 23, 2017
The Detainees Detainees currently held at Guantánamo: 41. Total number of detainees ever incarcerated at Guantánamo: 780. Detainees released under President Bush: Over 500. Detainees...
Factsheet | March 07, 2017
The vast majority of Guantanamo detainees were transferred or released to other countries before 2009. A total of 780 detainees have been held at Guantanamo Bay since the detention center was...