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April 28, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged members of Congress to reject  onerous provisions in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would make it nearly impossible for...
April 27, 2016 On Monday’s episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Bee interviewed Murat Kurnaz, a German citizen arrested by Pakistani forces in Peshawar, Pakistan in late 2001, and then transferred to U.S....
April 27, 2016 By Leah Schulz Yesterday, Gitmo detainee Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman received his Periodic Review Board hearing to determine whether he represents a “continuing threat to the security of...
April 25, 2016 Top News Obama in Germany President Obama is in Berlin meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime...
April 21, 2016 By Adelma Jakupovic The Periodic Review Board (PRB) held its second hearing of the week, nearly two months after President Obama released a plan to Congress detailing how his administration plans...
April 19, 2016 This morning the Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing for Obaidullah, a 36-year-old Guantanamo detainee from Afghanistan who’s been imprisoned at the U.S. base in Cuba since October 2002....
April 18, 2016 On Saturday, nine Yemeni detainees were transferred from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Many had been there since the prison opened in 2002, and eight had been cleared for release since...

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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 | July 27, 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 | July 27, 2016
Download In 2011, Wikileaks released more than 750 assessments of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility done by Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO), the military task force...
Factsheet | July 27, 2016
Download The Department of Defense has released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, 76 detainees remain at the prison, which national security...
Issue Brief | July 27, 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...