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September 06, 2016 By Amy Morello Last week the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing for Mohammed Ahmed Ghulam Rabbani, a 46-year-old Pakistani citizen who has been on hunger strike for more than...
August 30, 2016 Washington, DC – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today refused to intercede in the case of alleged USS Cole bomber Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, a...
August 29, 2016 Top Items   G20 in China As President Obama prepares to travel to China at the end of this week for his final G20 summit, Human Rights First urges him to prioritize human...
August 26, 2016 By Amy Morello Thursday morning the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened to consider the case of Haji Wali Mohammed, a 50-year-old Afghan national who has been imprisoned at Guantanamo...
August 23, 2016 This morning, a Gitmo detainee not seen in public since the CIA captured him in 2002 received his Periodic Review Board hearing. Abu Zubaydah, a 45-year-old Palestinian, has been imprisoned at...
August 22, 2016 Top Items Private Prisons In the wake of last week’s announcement by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that it will end its reliance on private prisons, Human Rights First called on the...
August 19, 2016 By Faria Rehman Yesterday, Gitmo detainee Encep Nurjaman, better known by his alias, “Hambali,” appeared before the Periodic Review Board (PRB) for the first time to advocate for his release. One...

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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 | January 20, 2017
The Basics Detainees: The first detainees arrived at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on January 11, 2002. Since it opened, 780 detainees have been held there. The Bush Administration...
Factsheet | January 20, 2017
The Department of Defense has released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, 41 detainees remain at the prison, which national security experts agree...
Factsheet | January 20, 2017
Closing Guantánamo is a “national security imperative” according to the Department of Defense.  Guantánamo is a symbol of the failed war in Iraq, torture, and delayed justice for hundreds of men...
Factsheet | January 20, 2017
Total Guantanamo Bay Prison Facility Costs Cost of Guantanamo prison facility up to the end of 2015: $5.687 billion Cost for 2015: $445 million Not included in above costs: Cost...