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September 25, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today said that the reported decision to transfer of Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo Bay represents important progress, but that the administration needs to...
September 22, 2015
By Alice Debarre As the search for a potential prison to house the remaining Guantanamo detainees on U.S. soil makes the news, another key step towards closing the infamous detention center...
September 22, 2015
Washington, D.C.– Following reports that the United States has released Guantanamo detainee Abdul Rahman Shalabi to his home country of Saudi Arabia, Human Rights First’s Raha Wala issued the...
September 22, 2015
Top News Global Refugee Crisis Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States will increase the annual number of refugees it takes in by 15,000, bringing the total...
September 18, 2015
By Lucy Seyfarth Today a group of human rights organizations, including Human Rights First, released a letter to the Secretary of Defense and Attorney General calling on them to...
September 17, 2015
Next week Pope Francis will make his first visit the United States. The occasion has Catholics and non-Catholics alike wondering what issues the Pope will choose to speak about. His six-day tour...
September 17, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Following reports that the United States has transferred Guantanamo detainee Younis Chekkouri to his home country of Morocco, Human Rights First’s Raha Wala...

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Factsheet | February 01, 2016
Download SUMMARY The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (NDAA) currently prohibits the president from closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. The NDAA bans...
Report | November 04, 2015
Follow-up Recommendation Report will assess Immigration Detention and Guantanamo. Download PDF
Video | October 09, 2015
Year after year, President Obama has committed to closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. It’s nearly his final year in office and the prison remains open. The current 2016 National...