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May 20, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged members of the Senate to reject provisions in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would undermine the United States’ ability...
May 20, 2016 The courtroom at the military commissions of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba finally came alive again this week after three months of inactivity. Before the court was the case of Hadi al-Iraqi, who is charged...
May 19, 2016 By Adelma Jakupovic The Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) conducted its 42nd hearing this morning, for detainee Jabran al Qahtani. Senior officials from the Departments of Defense,...
May 18, 2016 By Michaela Halpern Yesterday morning there was a Periodic Review Board hearing (PRB) for Mohammed Rajab Sadiq Abu Ghanim, a 40- or 41-year-old man from Yemen held at the U.S. detention...
May 13, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged members of Congress to reject provisions in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would make it nearly impossible for President Obama...
May 12, 2016 By Adelma Jakupovic The Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened this morning to assess whether continued detention is necessary for Abd Al Salam Al Hilah or whether he is...

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Issue Brief | January 04, 2019
Introduction As the armed conflict with various organized terrorist groups stretches into its sixteenth year, the United States continues to wrestle with the most effective way to handle captured...
Issue Brief | December 20, 2018
How are Guantanamo detainees approved for transfer out of the prison, and what does that process involve? This brief outlines how the current mechanisms work and how they differ from those used by...
Factsheet | December 20, 2018
Closing Guantánamo is a “national security imperative” according to the Department of Defense.  Guantánamo is a symbol of the failed war in Iraq, torture, and delayed justice for hundreds of men...
Factsheet | October 10, 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...