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January 27, 2015
In one of his final interviews before leaving his office, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Steve Inskeep of NPR. Much of their conversation focused on the detention center at...
January 26, 2015
Top News GUANTANAMO The military commission trial of Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi continues this week at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Human Rights First will observe the proceeding...
January 23, 2015
Yesterday, more than six years after Joint Task Force-Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) recommended that Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed al Sawah be transferred out of the infamous detention facility, a Periodic Review...
January 20, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed remarks made by President Obama during his State of the Union address that emphasized his continued commitment to closing the detention facility...
January 15, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First welcomes the transfer of five cleared Guantanamo detainees out of the detention facility, bringing the prison's population down to 122.  While the...
January 14, 2015
Yesterday, Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Kelly Ayotte introduced a bill designed to stop the transfer or release of Guantanamo detainees, even those who have been cleared for...
January 14, 2015
A new bill introduced by Senate Republicans poses unnecessary restrictions on detainee transfers from the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Periodic Review Boards and Guantanamo Detainee...

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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 | 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...
Factsheet | April 23, 2015
Earlier this year Senator Kelly Ayotte and Representative Jackie Walorski proposed identical legislation in the Senate and House of Representatives that would ban the transfer of any Guantanamo...
Factsheet | April 17, 2015
Download Last update on April 17, 2015 The Detainees Total number of detainees ever incarcerated at Guantánamo: 780. Detainees released under President Bush: over 500. Detainees...
Letter | February 11, 2015
February 5, 2015 Representative Vicky Hartzler United States House of Representatives 2235 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Representative Jackie...