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March 09, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In response to comments made today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he supports sending terrorism suspects to Guantanamo Bay and the military commissions proceedings against 9/...
March 01, 2017 By Camille Marrero Yesterday the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing to evaluate whether continued law of war detention remains necessary for detainee Sharqawi Abdu Ali Al Hajj....
February 27, 2017 TOP ITEMS President Trump to Address Congress President Trump will give his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. The president is expected to defend his executive orders...
February 22, 2017 Reports have emerged that a British Islamic State suicide bomber, Ronald Fiddler (aka Abu-Zakariya al-Britani), who detonated a car bomb near Mosul, Iraq, had been a detainee at the U.S. military...
February 14, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that President Trump is considering whether to send an alleged al Qaeda member to the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Human Rights First today urged the...
February 10, 2017 By Laura Murchie Yesterday Guantanamo detainee Omar Muhammad Ali al-Rammah, a Yemeni national who goes by the nickname Zakaria, appeared before the Periodic Review Board (PRB) for the second time...
February 09, 2017 Despite so much bad news coming out of Washington, we won a major victory this week: President Trump abandoned his threat to reinstate the torture program.    On the campaign trail...

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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...