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June 16, 2017 This is part two of a five-part series on the remaining cleared Guantanamo Bay detainees. Last week we told you about Rida Bin Saleh Al-Yazidi, a Gitmo detainee who has been at the military...
June 08, 2017 This is part one of a five-part series on the remaining cleared Guantanamo Bay detainees. Since 9/11, the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay has held more than 780 detainees. Using unknown...
June 05, 2017 By Morgan Aiken On May 31, Human Rights First filed an amicus brief in the case of Abd Al-Rahim Hussain Mohammed al-Nashiri. Signed by 12 retired generals and admirals...
June 01, 2017 Washington, D.C.—On behalf of 12 retired generals and admirals of the United States Armed Forces, Human Rights First yesterday filed an amicus brief, with the pro bono assistance...
May 30, 2017 The case against accused 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his four co-defendants should be the trial of the century. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in the attacks—the largest loss...
April 12, 2017 By Camille Marrero The clock is ticking. Although the memory of the 9/11 attacks remains vivid in the minds of many Americans, it has already been more than 15 years since they took place. Last...
March 22, 2017 By Laura Murchie A couple weeks ago I traveled to Guantanamo Bay to observe the first week of the pre-trial military commission hearings for detainee Abd al-Rahim Hussein Muhammed al-Nashiri, the...

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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...
Factsheet | October 10, 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 | October 10, 2018
The prison at Guantanamo Bay, which now holds 40 detainees, is vastly more expensive to operate than the equivalent federal prisons. Indeed, it’s come to be called “the most expensive prison on...
Factsheet | October 10, 2018
The Basics Detainees: The first detainees arrived at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on January 11, 2002. Since it opened, 780 detainees have been held there. The Bush Administration...

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