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April 28, 2014 New York City – Human Right First today expressed concern over public statements made by Brigadier General Mark Martins blaming military commissions observers for characterizing the system as...
April 25, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes today’s announcement that Ali Ahmad al Rahizi has been cleared for transfer from Guantanamo Bay to his home country of Yemen. Al Rahizi was cleared by...
April 15, 2014 The pre-trial hearings of the alleged 9/11 conspirators in Guantanamo military commission screeched to yet another halt today, as the defense teams attempted to get to the bottom of an FBI...
April 14, 2014 Lawyers for 9/11 defendant Ramzi Bin Al Shibh today asked military commissions judge Army Colonel James Pohl to stop the proceedings against him and other alleged 9/11 co-conspirators at Guantanamo...
Newsday | March 27, 2014
March 26, 2014 New York City – Today a jury found Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, Suleiman Abu Ghaith, guilty on all counts in a New York federal court. He is likely to spend the rest of his life in prison....
March 20, 2014 This morning, observers and media had the opportunity to remotely view the unclassified portion of the periodic review board (PRB) hearing in the case of Ali Ahmad al-Rahizi, a Yemeni who has been...

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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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