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April 04, 2016 Top News Guantanamo Today two detainees from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were transferred to Senegal. The transfers come as the Pentagon...
April 04, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the transfer of two Guantanamo Bay detainees to Senegal, but notes that the pace of the transfers must increase if the facility is to close by the...
March 23, 2016 This morning the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on “The Administration’s Plan to Close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility: At What Foreign Policy and National Security Cost?” The...
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...

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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 | April 28, 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...
Factsheet | April 28, 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...
Issue Brief | April 28, 2016
Download 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...
Testimony | April 28, 2016
Obama Administration recently released a comprehensive plan for closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay. The plan necessarily requires the government to move some prisoners to the United States for...