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April 27, 2016 On Monday’s episode of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Bee interviewed Murat Kurnaz, a German citizen arrested by Pakistani forces in Peshawar, Pakistan in late 2001, and then transferred to U.S....
April 27, 2016 By Leah Schulz Yesterday, Gitmo detainee Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman received his Periodic Review Board hearing to determine whether he represents a “continuing threat to the security of...
April 16, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the transfer of 9 Guantanamo Bay detainees to Saudi Arabia, but notes that the pace of the transfers must increase if the facility is to close...
April 06, 2016 Last Friday the Office of the Military Commissions abruptly notified observers that the pre-trial hearings at Guantanamo Bay for the accused planners of the September 11th attacks, planned for April...
April 04, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the transfer of two Guantanamo Bay detainees to Senegal, but notes that the pace of the transfers must increase if the facility is to close by the...
March 23, 2016 This morning the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on “The Administration’s Plan to Close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility: At What Foreign Policy and National Security Cost?” The...
March 23, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Major General Michael R. Lehnert, USMC (Ret.), today urged members of Congress to renew their efforts to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The call came in a...

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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...
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...
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 | 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...