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June 17, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Today, in response to aFreedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the Miami Herald’s Carol Rosenberg, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released the names, nationalities...
June 14, 2013 WASHINGTON– Human Rights First welcomed ongoing engagement from Congress on Guantanamo this week during debate over the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in the Senate Armed Services...
June 12, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Just days after White House Chief of Staff Dennis McDonough joined Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for a tour the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo...
May 09, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praised Senator Carl Levin’s leadership in urging the White House to appoint an official to oversee the transfer of Guantanamo detainees. In response...
May 07, 2013 Click to sign the petition President Obama responded to the growing alarm over the Gitmo hunger strikes by pledging to explore all administrative and Congressional options to close...
May 01, 2013 This is a crosspost from Reuters. At his news conference on Tuesday, President Barack Obama for the first time in years spoke about the controversial detention center at Guantanamo Bay, which...
April 30, 2013 As a result of recent events, the chorus to close Guantanamo has grown.   According to the Department of Defense, 100 out of 166 Guantanamo detainees are currently on hunger strike. ...

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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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