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April 11, 2013
So I was supposed to go to Guantanamo Bay next week to observe the pre-trial hearings in the military commission case against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. Al-Nashiri is the alleged mastermind behind the...
April 11, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today called news that officials at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo mishandled more than 500,000 defense attorney emails and appear to be...
April 11, 2013
This is a cross post from The Huffington Post. More than 11 years after Shaker Aamer was first seized from Afghanistan and imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, the now 47-year-old lawful...
April 08, 2013
New York City – Today, following a hearing in the case of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, in a New York federal court, Human Rights First’s Daphne Eviatar issued the following...
March 26, 2013
New York City – Human Rights First today responded to the news, revealed by the Department of Justice late yesterday, that the Somali citizen Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame pleaded guilty in 2011 to...
March 20, 2013
New York City – Human Rights First today praised a decision to bring Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun, also known as “Spin Ghul,” to justice in U.S. federal courts, a venue the group notes has...
March 11, 2013
This is a crosspost from Reuters. On Friday morning in downtown Manhattan, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law appeared in a federal courtroom to be charged with conspiring to kill Americans. In a...

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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...
Factsheet | May 06, 2014
MYTH:  A widely dispersed and decentralized al Qaeda is more threatening to the United States now than it was after 9/11. FACT:   The nature of the threat presented by al Qaeda and...