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March 16, 2015 Not too long ago I spent a week in Guantanamo Bay as an observer for Human Rights First. I attended a military commission hearing for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged mastermind of the 2000...
March 03, 2015 Yesterday, Air Force Colonel Vance Spath, the judge presiding over the Guantanamo military commission hearings for alleged USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, ordered to remove the convening...
March 03, 2015 Today, the Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board (PRB) held its 14th hearing to determine whether one of the remaining 51 detainees eligible for review could be cleared for transfer. Mashur...
March 02, 2015 Tomorrow, we’ll see the latest hearing in the slow-moving Periodic Review Board (PRB) process at the prison at Guantanamo Bay. The process, created by President Obama in 2011, reviews the cases of...
February 26, 2015 New York City—Human Rights First said that today’s conviction of al Qaeda member Khaled al-Fawwaz once again demonstrates that justice in terrorism cases is best served in federal court. ...
February 18, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First said that today’s ruling striking down the conviction of former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks demonstrates that military commissions are an inappropriate and...
February 06, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today said that the 2015 U.S. National Security Strategy rightly reinforces the United States’ commitment to policies that promote the protection of human...

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Factsheet | August 16, 2016
Myth: Terrorists have traditionally been tried in military commissions. Fact: Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted more than 500 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11....
Factsheet | April 11, 2016
Download Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted more than 500 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11. Military commissions have convicted only eight. Federal court...
Infographic | March 30, 2016
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Factsheet | March 10, 2016
Federal court convictions of individuals charged with terrorism offenses since 9/11: 533 Number of district courts where terrorism-related convictions have been secured: 60 Number of states...