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November 21, 2016 Top Items Torture Senator John McCain (R-AZ), while speaking at the Halifax International Security Forum on Saturday, delivered strong remarks against any return to the use of...
November 14, 2016 Top Items 2016 Election This year’s divisive campaign season was filled with troubling rhetoric and policy proposals that are out of step with the United States’ long history of being a...
November 10, 2016 By Kevin Meister This Thursday 38- or 39-year old Guantanamo detainee Moath Hamza Ahmed al Alwi appeared before the Periodic Review Board (PRB) for the second time since his...
November 10, 2016 The Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened Tuesday morning for the full review of Yassim Qasim Mohammed Ismail Qasim. Guantanamo detainees who are not cleared for...
November 07, 2016 Top Items Election Day Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 8 is election day! In coming weeks, Human Rights First will offer analysis and recommendations for how the next administration can...
November 03, 2016 Last Friday at the annual “International Law Weekend” at Fordham University School of Law, State Department Legal Adviser Brian Egan joined Professors Jennifer Daskal and ...
November 01, 2016 By Elizabeth Topolosky Less than a year after his first Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing, this morning 37-year-old Salman Yahya Hassan Mohammad Rabei’i once again found himself before a panel...

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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 | January 20, 2017
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...
Factsheet | January 20, 2017
The Department of Defense has released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, 41 detainees remain at the prison, which national security experts agree...
Factsheet | January 20, 2017
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 hundreds of men...
Factsheet | January 20, 2017
Total Guantanamo Bay Prison Facility Costs Cost of Guantanamo prison facility up to the end of 2015: $5.687 billion Cost for 2015: $445 million Not included in above costs: Cost...