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Close Guantanamo

Rather than keeping us safer, the prison at Guantanamo weakens American national security.

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June 28, 2018 By Daniel Bergmann The Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened again this Tuesday to hold a hearing on whether detainee Haroon al-Afghani could be cleared for transfer. Al-Afghani has...
May 02, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First praised today’s announcement that the Trump Administration has transferred Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al Darbi to Saudi Arabia, but...
April 27, 2018 The Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened on Tuesday to assess the status of Uthman Abd al-Rahim Muhammad Uthman, a 37-year-old Yemeni detained at Guantanamo since January 2002. This PRB...
March 12, 2018 This is a crosspost from Medium. On the southeastern tip of Cuba, on a remote United States military base, at the end of a long road just past an old garbage pit, sits Camp X-Ray. In early 2002, X...
March 01, 2018 By: Kate Holcombe This week, Abdul Rahim Ghulam Rabbani became the third Guantanamo detainee to receive a review by the Periodic Review Board (PRB) since President Trump took office. The PRBs are...
February 21, 2018 The military commission system at the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is a ticking time bomb. On Friday, one of its cases exploded when Judge Vance Spath abated the proceedings and unleashed a half-...
February 16, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Following the indefinite suspension of the military commission proceedings against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, Rita Siemion issued the following statement: “Today’s decision is a...

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Factsheet | September 14, 2018
The Detainees Detainees currently held at Guantánamo: 40. Total number of detainees ever incarcerated at Guantánamo: 780. Detainees released under President Bush: Over 500. Detainees...
Factsheet | April 09, 2018
What are the Periodic Review Boards? President Barack Obama created the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) process through Executive Order 13567 on March 7, 2011. Congress then codified...
Factsheet | April 09, 2018
In February 2016, the Department of Defense released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, 41 detainees remain at the prison, which national security...
Factsheet | March 09, 2018
The vast majority of Guantanamo detainees were transferred or released to other countries before 2009. A total of 780 detainees have been held at Guantanamo Bay since the detention center was...

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