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September 20, 2016 By Kevin Meister Yesterday police took 28-year-old New York City bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami into custody after a shootout in Linden, New Jersey. He is suspected of orchestrating...
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 01, 2016 Top News Immigration Detention This Wednesday, August 3rd the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and Human Rights First will host a breakfast discussion on the...
July 25, 2016 Top News Immigration Detention Human Rights First today released a new report detailing the increase in asylum seekers held in U.S. immigration detention facilities and the failure of the...
March 14, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged members of Congress to reject legislation that would severely hamper the United States’ ability to provide safety for those fleeing violence and...
March 03, 2016 By Adelma Jakupovic The Periodic Review Board (PRB)—a key component of President Obama’s plan to close Gitmo—held another hearing on Tuesday morning. Its purpose was to determine whether Suhayl...
February 22, 2016 Top News Guantanamo Tomorrow is the statutory deadline for the Obama Administration to give Congress its plan for closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The...

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Factsheet | September 28, 2016
Federal court convictions of individuals charged with terrorism offenses since 9/11: 580 Number of district courts where terrorism-related convictions have been secured: 60 Number of states...
Factsheet | September 28, 2016
Download Terrorism suspects captured abroad are routinely and successfully prosecuted in U.S. federal courts. Since 9/11, at least 91 individuals captured abroad have been convicted of...
Factsheet | September 15, 2016
Download Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted more than 550 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11. Military commissions have convicted only eight. Federal court...