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November 06, 2018
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By Hannah Sattler The Shabbat morning prayers begin with these two words: Sh’ma Yisrael. The Shema prayers serve to awaken the individual and the community for Shabbat service. This prayer is also...
October 29, 2018
Litigation Staff Attorney
The Pentagon is reportedly considering a new military commission trial at Guantanamo Bay. It would be the U.S. government’s second attempt to try Indonesian detainee Riduan bin Isomuddin, known as...
October 24, 2018
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By Joy Bagwell Earlier this month the Court of Military Commissions Review (CMCR) handed down a decision permitting Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri’s trial at Guantanamo Bay to move forward, despite...
October 24, 2018
Senior Vice President, Policy
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Note:  the following blog post is adapted from a series of Tweets issued by Rob Berschinski, Senior Vice President at Human Rights First.  The tweets can be accessed HERE. What should we...
October 22, 2018
Associate Director, Research & Analysis, Refugee Protection
  Myth: “People have to apply for asylum in Mexico first, and if they fail to do that, the U.S. will turn them away. The courts are asking the U.S. to do things that are not doable!” —...
October 09, 2018
At the end of September, I traveled down to Guantanamo Bay to observe the military commissions proceedings for the first time. I had been warned that it would be a paradoxical and strange experience...
October 01, 2018
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By Joy Bagwell The Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened last Tuesday to determine whether 71 year-old Pakistani businessman Saifullah Paracha should be transferred...
September 27, 2018
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By Sushma Raman  “My father, along with many residents of the New Jersey town we are from, died on 9/11.  My mother died recently, without seeing justice.  It is...
September 12, 2018
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By Joy Bagwell According to recent reports, the Trump Administration is working to help the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) find a sustainable way to deal with the hundreds of alleged ISIS fighters...
September 07, 2018
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Last week, a Guantanamo military commission judge ruled that statements made by five detainees suspected of being involved in the September 11 attacks are inadmissible in court because of their...

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