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October 22, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Before he even spoke, military Judge Pohl opened this morning's hearings in the September 11, 2001 case at Guantanamo with a telling, heavy...
October 21, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: We've all spent money on things we shouldn't have. As a teen I blew my Saturday job earnings on a stud earring I thought would make me...
October 20, 2015 Dominating the Guantanamo war court today was yesterday's suggestion by Walid Bin Attash that he represent himself. He's accused of organizing an Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan where two of the...
October 19, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: They don't sit together, the five men in the Guantanamo court accused of plotting the September 11, 2001 attacks. It's not a classic...
October 19, 2015 This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. It was a typical Monday morning at the Guantanamo military commissions. Within the first 15 minutes, the judge had to adjourn the pre-trial hearing...
October 19, 2015 Top News Antisemitism Tomorrow Senator Ben Cardin and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Special Representative on Anti-Semitism, Racism, and Intolerance will host a conversation on Combating Anti-...
October 16, 2015 Yesterday in the D.C. District Court, lawyers for Tariq Ba Odah, a Yemeni detainee in Guantanamo, argued before Judge Thomas Hogan that the U.S. government should order Ba Odah’s release on medical...

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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.

Resources

Factsheet | May 31, 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 | May 31, 2016
Download The Department of Defense has released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, 80 detainees remain at the prison, which national security experts...
Issue Brief | May 31, 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...
Testimony | May 24, 2016
Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member, and Members of the Subcommittee: I want to thank you for inviting me here today to participate in this important hearing regarding the status of the detention...