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January 14, 2016 Fewer than 100 Detainees Held for First Time Since Detention Facility Opened Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the transfer of ten detainees from Guantanamo Bay, a...
January 12, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Following President Obama's final State of the Union address, Human Rights First urges the president to prioritize advancing human rights during the final months of...
January 12, 2016 This morning the Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board (PRB) held its first hearing of 2016. They examined the case of Ahmid Al Razak (AKA Haji Hamidullah), an Afghani citizen held at Gitmo since...
January 11, 2016 Top News Guantanamo Over the weekend, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough reaffirmed President Obama’s promise to shutter Guantanamo before the end of his final year in office. McDonough...
January 11, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praises the transfer of Saudi Muhammed Abd Al Rahman Awn Al-Shamrani from Guantanamo Bay to his home country, but notes that the pace of transfers...
January 11, 2016 This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. Fourteen years ago this Monday, President George W. Bush opened the Guantanamo Bay detention center as an emergency measure to hold and interrogate...
January 08, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praises the transfer of Fayez Kandari, a Kuwaiti detainee from Guantanamo Bay to his home country, but notes that the pace of transfers must...

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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...