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July 07, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Major General Michael R. Lehnert, USMC (Ret.) today urged members of Congress to renew their efforts to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The call came in a...
July 06, 2016 Later this week, the Senate is expected to begin debate on its version of the Department of Defense (DOD) Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17). In contrast to the National Defense...
July 05, 2016 TOP ITEMS Bahrain This week President Obama travels to Poland, where he and other world leaders will attend the July 8-9 NATO summit. Human Rights First is pressing President Obama to use the...
June 30, 2016 This morning the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened to consider the case of Hail Aziz Ahmed al-Maythali, a 39-year-old Yemeni who has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay since...
June 29, 2016 By Molly Wooldridge Yesterday the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board convened to hear the case of Musab Umar Ali Al-Mudwani, a thirty-six year-old Yemeni national who has been detained at Guantanamo...
June 27, 2016 TOP ITEMS Bahrain Wednesday, June 29 marks the one-year anniversary of the State Department’s decision to resume security assistance to Bahrain and remove ...
June 23, 2016 This morning the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened to consider the case of Ghassan Abdallah Ghazi al-Sharbi. Al-Sharbi is a 41-year-old Saudi Arabian national who has been imprisoned at...

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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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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...