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August 19, 2013
Lawyers for defendants in the 9/11 case claim they cannot accept a military judge's order preventing their clients from speaking about their treatment in U.S. custody because it would violate their...
August 16, 2013
Just a few weeks ago, the Obama Administration announced that two detainees cleared for transfer will be sent home, signaling that the administration may be reinvigorating efforts to close the...
July 31, 2013
On Thursday, the president of Yemen will visit President Obama in the White House. The announced purpose of the visit is, among other things, to "enable the return of Yemeni detainees at...
July 09, 2013
This is a cross post from The Huffington Post. Talk about chutzpah. In a motion unsealed this week in the case of the five co-defendants accused of masterminding the September 11, 2001 terrorist...
June 24, 2013
After wrapping up my week as observer at pre-trial hearings for the case against Khalid Shaikh Muhammad and the other alleged 9/11 conspirators, I’m still attempting to put everything in context. The...
June 21, 2013
Not a day goes by at Guantanamo, it seems, without some kind of hiccup in the pre-trial hearing of Khalid Shaikh Muhammad and the other alleged 9/11 conspirators. Every day we have been here...
June 20, 2013
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba – It’s day three of the military commission of Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his four coconspirators. On the agenda: attorney-client privilege. Does it exist, or not in military...

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Factsheet | September 12, 2014
Myth: Terrorists have traditionally been tried in military commissions. Fact: Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted nearly 500 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11....
Opinions | July 15, 2014
An opinion piece by Human Rights First's Michael J. Quigley. What’s the best way to bring terrorists to justice? The U.S. government’s handling of Ahmed Abu Khattala is shaping up to be a model...
Factsheet | June 18, 2014
  Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted nearly 500 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11.   Military commissions have convicted only seven.  ...
Letter | May 08, 2014
Letter from Human Rights First's Elisa Massimino urging Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to address the underlying causes of extremism in Nigeria.  Dear Secretary Hagel: Human Rights...