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May 30, 2014 The pre-trial hearings were underway again this week at Guantanamo for Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the alleged USS Cole bombing mastermind. What was up for debate this time? The defense has requested a...
May 19, 2014 New York City – Human Rights First today expressed that the jury conviction of Mostafa Kamel Mostafa, also known as Abu Hamza al Masri, of 11 terrorism-related charges demonstrates that U.S. federal...
May 05, 2014 Last week, the U.S. State Department released its annual Country Reports on Terrorism, an assessment of the strength and activities of various terrorist groups, including Al Qaeda and its affiliates...
April 28, 2014 New York City – Human Right First today expressed concern over public statements made by Brigadier General Mark Martins blaming military commissions observers for characterizing the system as...
April 24, 2014 Pretrial hearings in the case against alleged USS Cole bombing mastermind Abd al Rahim al Nashiri continue to limp along—par for the course in Gitmo’s troubled military commission system—but they...
April 17, 2014 This week at Guantanamo Bay, an FBI investigation into one or more defense teams has almost completely derailed the proceedings against the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and his co-...
April 15, 2014 The pre-trial hearings of the alleged 9/11 conspirators in Guantanamo military commission screeched to yet another halt today, as the defense teams attempted to get to the bottom of an FBI...

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Factsheet | April 26, 2017
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17 NDAA) contains several provisions that make it very difficult to transfer detainees from Guantanamo Bay. These provisions even...
Issue Brief | April 07, 2017
Several congressional proposals for the authorization of the use of military force (AUMF) against ISIS have included authorization to target not just ISIS but also “associated forces” of ISIS....
Factsheet | January 20, 2017
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
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 for...