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December 05, 2016 Washington, D.C.— Human Rights First today said that the Obama Administration's release of a presidential report and memorandum—and related policy documents—on the legal and policy...
November 29, 2016 By Elizabeth Topolosky For most Americans, the military commissions in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are out-of-sight, out-of-mind. But the troubled system grinds on. On November 14th, I traveled with...
November 10, 2016 This Thursday 38- or 39-year old Guantanamo detainee Moath Hamza Ahmed al Alwi appeared before the Periodic Review Board (PRB) for the second time since his capture in 2001....
November 10, 2016 The Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened Tuesday morning for the full review of Yassim Qasim Mohammed Ismail Qasim. Guantanamo detainees who are not cleared for...
November 01, 2016 By Elizabeth Topolosky Less than a year after his first Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing, this morning 37-year-old Salman Yahya Hassan Mohammad Rabei’i once again found himself before a panel...
October 24, 2016 Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) released a much-awaited decision on the fate of Guantanamo detainee ali-Hamza al Bahlul’s...
October 18, 2016 Last week I traveled to Guantanamo Bay for the second time this year to observe a week of pretrial hearings in the 9/11 case involving Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) and his four alleged...

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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...