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September 24, 2013 This afternoon, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold its confirmation hearing for Assistant Secretary of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor nominee Tom Malinowski. The hearing is likely to...
September 23, 2013 This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. Witnesses provided more details of the Defense Department's computer mess-ups and confidentiality breaches in the 9/11 hearings on Friday,...
September 19, 2013 Another day of testimony in the 9/11 case at the Guantanamo Bay courtroom revealed a few new nuggets of information about the computer catastrophes at the Office of Military Commissions and...
September 11, 2013 Twelve years after 9/11, those who planned the attacks have yet to be held accountable for causing the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians. Guantanamo policy is to blame. While the military...
August 29, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Today, in response to news that Nabil Said Hadjarab and Mutia Sadiq Ahmad Sayyab have been transferred from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Algeria,...
August 16, 2013 Just a few weeks ago, the Obama Administration announced that two detainees cleared for transfer will be sent home, signaling that the administration may be reinvigorating efforts to close the...
August 01, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today voiced disappointment that the meeting between President Obama and Yememi President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi will not result in concrete progress toward...

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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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