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August 29, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Today, in response to news that Nabil Said Hadjarab and Mutia Sadiq Ahmad Sayyab have been transferred from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Algeria,...
August 01, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today voiced disappointment that the meeting between President Obama and Yememi President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi will not result in concrete progress toward...
July 24, 2013
Washington, DC – Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino will testify before Congress today and detail a plan for closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo. Massimino’s...
July 23, 2013
Washington, DC – On the eve of a Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights hearing about the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26...
July 22, 2013
Washington, DC – As the Pentagon prepares to hold periodic review board hearings for 71 of the remaining 166 Guantanamo detainees, Human Rights First ‘s Daphne Eviatar issued the following statement...
June 25, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed the release of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by the Senate Armed Services Committee, a bill that reflects a growing...
June 19, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes today’s letter from Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel urging the Department of Defense to stop the force-feeding...

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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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Opinions | January 30, 2015
This is a cross-post from Politico  By Retired Major General Michael Lehnert, USMC, the first commander of the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Thirteen years ago...
Factsheet | January 29, 2015
Download President Barack Obama. “As Americans, we have a profound commitment to justice -- so it makes no sense to spend three million dollars per prisoner to keep open a prison that the world...
Opinions | January 21, 2015
This is an excerpt from The Hill. With the midterms behind him, President Obama can spend his final two years in office devoting his full attention to priorities that will define his legacy. While...
Factsheet | January 20, 2015
Download What are the Periodic Review Boards? President Barack Obama created the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) through Executive Order 13567 on March 7, 2011. The order...