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February 18, 2016 By Alice Debarre On Wednesday a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court heard oral arguments in the case of Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, the Guantanamo detainee charged in a military commission...
February 17, 2016 By Alice Debarre Yesterday morning the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) held its 28th hearing. It met to decide whether Ayub Murshid Ali Salih will join the ranks of the 34...
February 16, 2016 By Alice Debarre Tomorrow the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the case of Guantanamo detainee Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri. This case brings to the fore several...
February 10, 2016 In June 2013, I sat with a dozen other people in a courtroom in Cuba watching a slow-motion train wreck. I was on the U.S. military in Guantanamo Bay for a set of pretrial hearings in the 9/11...
February 02, 2016 By Adelma Jakupovic Guantanamo detainee Yassin Qasim Mohammed Ismail appeared before the Periodic Review Board (PRB) this morning seeking release as a non-threat to the United States. The 36-year-...
February 01, 2016 Kansas Representative Lynn Jenkins is asking the Congressional Budget Office to produce a study on the cost of closing the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay and detaining the remaining prisoners in...
January 26, 2016 Top News Egypt Today on the fifth anniversary of the mass Tahrir Square protests calling for democratic reform in Egypt, Human Rights First released a new blueprint that examines conditions 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 | December 05, 2016
The Basics Detainees: The first detainees arrived at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on January 11, 2002. Since it opened, 780 detainees have been held there. The Bush Administration...
Blueprint | December 05, 2016
Summary President Obama should provide sustained leadership to increase the momentum to transfer prisoners out of Guantanamo and close the facility. Sustained leadership Communicate to...
Factsheet | December 05, 2016
The Detainees Detainees currently held at Guantánamo: 59. Total number of detainees ever incarcerated at Guantánamo: 780. Detainees released under President Bush: Over 500. Detainees...
Factsheet | December 05, 2016
Download Closing Guantánamo is a “national security imperative” according to the Department of Defense.  Guantánamo is a symbol of the failed war in Iraq, torture, and delayed justice for...