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March 23, 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...
March 21, 2016 Top News Torture Last week National Security Advisor Susan Rice announced that the president will begin the declassification of records from Argentina’s “Dirty War” as he travels to...
March 16, 2016 By Adelma Jakupovic Yesterday Sharqawi Abdu Ali Al Hajj, a 41-year-old Yemeni national, had his Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing—the interagency review process to determine whether...
March 15, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged members of Congress to reject legislation that expresses the sense of Congress that the Obama Administration should detain captured...
March 14, 2016 Top News Targeted Killing Last week, the Obama Administration announced that it will publish civilian and combatant casualty assessments for lethal counterterrorism strikes outside areas of active...
March 08, 2016 This morning 68-year-old Saifullah Abdullah Paracha, the oldest remaining Guantanamo detainee, received a Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing. The government says that Paracha worked with Khalid...
March 07, 2016 Top News Baby Barristers Last week, The Washington Post  reported that Judge John H. Weil, a senior-immigration judge responsible for training other judges, claimed in a...

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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 | November 29, 2016
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...
Issue Brief | November 29, 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 | November 29, 2016
The Department of Defense has released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, 60 detainees remain at the prison, which national security experts agree...
Factsheet | November 29, 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...