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November 15, 2017 Last week, I traveled to Guantanamo Bay to observe proceedings in the case of accused USS Cole bomber Abd al Rahim al Nashiri. What should have been a relatively straightforward week of prosecution...
November 11, 2017 Washington, D.C.—To mark Veterans Day Veterans for American Ideals, a project of Human Rights First, today launched a new multimedia storytelling campaign titled, #WhatIFoughtFor....
November 09, 2017 By Sara Sirota Last week in the federal court trial of Ahmed Abu Khattala, alleged mastermind of the 2012 Benghazi attacks, prosecutors questioned the FBI agent who interrogated him and the Arabic...
November 07, 2017 By Saadia Khan I recently observed the third week of the trial for Ahmed Abu Khattala, and the defense team conducted their cross-examination of the prosecution's witness. Khattala is the...
November 03, 2017 I’m heading to Guantanamo to observe next week’s proceedings in the case of accused USS Cole bomber Abd al Rahim al Nashiri. While it’s not unusual for procedural and other issues to gum up the...
November 01, 2017 Earlier this afternoon, President Trump spoke about last night’s terror attack in New York City. He said that he wanted the alleged attacker, a 29-year-old from Uzbekistan, to face “quick...
November 01, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In response to President Trump’s remarks that he would consider sending Sayfullo Saipov, the accused perpetrator of yesterday’s attack in New York, to Guantanamo Bay, Human Rights...

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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...

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