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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...
February 16, 2016 This is a cross post from The Huffington Post. When the Guantanamo military commission opened this morning in the 9/11 case, the first hearing in the case since October, it quickly became...
December 11, 2015 On Monday, December 7, in an amicus brief coordinated by Human Rights First and filed by Morrison & Foerster LLP, 14 retired generals and admirals of the United States Armed Forces argued that...
December 01, 2015 In a newly released 2013 memo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote to President Obama to voice her dismay at the lack of progress on closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay. National security...
October 27, 2015 Pretrial hearings in the military commission case against the five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks have been dragging on at Guantanamo Bay since May 2012. Yesterday I was at the U.S. Army...

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Factsheet | December 05, 2016
Myth: Terrorists have traditionally been tried in military commissions. Fact: Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted more than 550 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11....
Factsheet | November 22, 2016
Download In the current version of the Guantanamo military commissions: Crimes triable: Defendants in military commissions, who were tried ex-post facto for conduct such as “material support...
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...