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January 05, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the transfer of four Yemeni Guantanamo detainees to Saudi Arabia, and encourages President Obama to continue to transfer the remaining cleared...
December 24, 2016   My first night in Guantanamo ends with me staring at rows of beige Quonset huts and a gorgeous sunset behind a row of low mountain peaks to the west. It's almost 80 degrees at nine pm, and...
December 16, 2016 By Elizabeth Topolosky Yesterday the Periodic Review Board (PRB) conducted its final hearing of 2016, likely the last of the Obama Administration. The hearings, which review the...
December 09, 2016   Yesterday the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened to review the ongoing detention of Yemeni detainee Said Salih Rashid Nashir (referred to as “Hani”). ...
December 07, 2016 By Elizabeth Topolosky Yesterday Guantanamo Bay’s Periodic Review Board (PRB) reviewed the detention status of artist, student, and alleged terrorist Mohammed Ahmad Abdallah al Ansi....
December 06, 2016 Top Items National Security Today the Obama Administration released a presidential report and memorandum, as well as supporting documents, detailing the administration’s policy and legal...

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Factsheet | April 09, 2018
What are the Periodic Review Boards? President Barack Obama created the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) process through Executive Order 13567 on March 7, 2011. Congress then codified...
Factsheet | April 09, 2018
In February 2016, the Department of Defense released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Currently, 41 detainees remain at the prison, which national security...
Issue Brief | March 09, 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 | March 09, 2018
The vast majority of Guantanamo detainees were transferred or released to other countries before 2009. A total of 780 detainees have been held at Guantanamo Bay since the detention center was...