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April 10, 2019
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By Dalya Kefi In late March, I visited the Guantanamo Bay Military Commissions as an NGO observer. On the docket was United States v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, et al, a case against five alleged...
April 10, 2019
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Anti-refugee rhetoric and policies have characterized the Trump presidency. Now, as he transitions to campaign mode ahead of the 2020 election, he’s doubling-down. Earlier this month, we learned...
April 02, 2019
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By Alexa Potter Last week, I attended a Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing for Suhayl Abdul Anam Al Sharabi, a 42-year-old Yemeni national who has been held at Guantanamo for sixteen years. Al...
March 27, 2019
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will testify twice today in the House of Representatives to justify President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget plan and answer questions from lawmakers. In the morning...
March 22, 2019
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By Jane Randel  Co-President, Karp Randel In late February 2019, I toured two family immigration detention centers in South Texas—one for women and their children in Dilley and the other...
March 19, 2019
The first two years of the Trump Administration have seen an onslaught of attacks against asylum seekers. In response, Human Rights First’s Senior Director of Refugee Protection, Eleanor...
March 15, 2019
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By Ingrid Schultz Last week pre-trial hearings briefly resumed for the military commission prosecution of Abd al Hadi al-Iraqi. Pre-trial hearings have been continuously constrained by his spinal...
February 28, 2019
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By Alexa Potter Tuesday morning, I attended the Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing for Guantanamo detainee Sharqawi Abdu Ali Al Hajj, a 44-year-old Yemeni detained since September 2004. But it...
February 27, 2019
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Today, former secretary of state Madeleine Albright appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) at its hearing on “The Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy: A Mid-Term Assessment.” In...
February 26, 2019
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The 18-year-old Egyptian was arrested for excessive partying, imprisoned, and tortured. Guards suspended him from the ceiling, flogged, and electrocuted him. Shortly after, a recently released...

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