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March 01, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Thirty-six retired generals and admirals of the U.S. Armed Forces today sent a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees...
February 29, 2016 Top News Guantanamo Last week the Pentagon sent Congress the Obama Administration’s plan to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The plan includes the accelerated transfer of...
February 25, 2016 The Pentagon released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, setting off a renewed debate over the prison and the detainees there. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell...
February 25, 2016 By Whitney-Ann Mulhauser On Wednesday morning Ramzi bin al-Shibh, one of the five 9/11 defendants, testified for several hours before a military commission about the conditions of his detention at...
February 24, 2016 By Alice Debarre  Yesterday the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened for the 29th time to evaluate the continued detention of Muhammad Ahmad Abdallah al-Ansi. The board heard...
February 24, 2016 By Whitney-Ann Mulhauser On Monday morning, the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay held yet another painfully slow hearing in the 9/11 case, bogged down in procedural issues that wouldn’t be a...
February 23, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First said that today’s release of the Pentagon's plan to close Guantanamo represents a positive step forward in efforts to shutter the facility before the end of the...

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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 | May 26, 2016
Download 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...
Factsheet | May 26, 2016
Download The Department of Defense has released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, 80 detainees remain at the prison, which national security experts...
Issue Brief | May 26, 2016
How are Guantanamo detainees approved for transfer out of the prison, and what does that process involve? This brief outlines how the current mechanisms work and how they differ from those used by...
Testimony | May 24, 2016
Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member, and Members of the Subcommittee: I want to thank you for inviting me here today to participate in this important hearing regarding the status of the detention...