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March 19, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First is calling yesterday’s decision by the Periodic Review Board to clear for transfer Guantanamo detainee Saeed al-Sarim a step in the right direction to...
March 17, 2015
As we’ve written before, completing the Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearings for Guantanamo detainees is essential for closing the prison. The reviews determine whether detainees pose a continuing...
March 16, 2015
Not too long ago I spent a week in Guantanamo Bay as an observer for Human Rights First. I attended a military commission hearing for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged mastermind of the 2000...
March 06, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Saturday, March 7, marks the four-year anniversary of President Obama’s Executive Order governing periodic reviews of Guantanamo detainees. Reviews, which are to determine whether a...
March 05, 2015
This week, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) released its latest numbers on the “recidivism” of Guantanamo detainees released by the Bush and Obama Administrations. In the...
March 03, 2015
Yesterday, Air Force Colonel Vance Spath, the judge presiding over the Guantanamo military commission hearings for alleged USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, ordered to remove the convening...
March 03, 2015
Today, the Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board (PRB) held its 14th hearing to determine whether one of the remaining 51 detainees eligible for review could be cleared for transfer. Mashur...

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May 5, 2014

A year later, there are calls to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, as well as calls to extend its reach to Benghazi, Boko Haram, and beyond. While there has been a quickening pace in detainee transfers out of Guantanamo, the military commission proceedings continue to spark legal challenges and progress at a painfully slow pace. There also remains controversy over the lack of transparency and apparent mistakes in the United States' targeted killing programs.

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Factsheet | July 06, 2015
Representatives from the House and Senate are currently in conference, negotiating the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the fiscal year 2016. The NDAA bills from both houses contain...
Letter | May 20, 2015
May 13, 2015 Dear Representative, I am a member of a coalition of more than 60 retired general and admirals of the United States Armed Forces who have consistently worked to find a way to...
Issue Brief | May 13, 2015
National security experts and U.S. officials have long stated that the Guantanamo Bay detention center acts as a powerful propaganda symbol in terrorist groups’ recruiting materials. According to...
Factsheet | April 23, 2015
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN) recently introduced proposed legislation that would effectively ban all transfers out of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility for two years. Rep. Walorski’s...