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September 12, 2018 By Joy Bagwell According to recent reports, the Trump Administration is working to help the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) find a sustainable way to deal with the hundreds of alleged ISIS fighters...
September 07, 2018 Last week, a Guantanamo military commission judge ruled that statements made by five detainees suspected of being involved in the September 11 attacks are inadmissible in court because of their...
August 24, 2018 This Tuesday the Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened in Guantanamo Bay to review whether Ismael Ali Faraj Ali Bakush could be cleared for transfer out of the detention facility. Ali Bakush...
July 30, 2018 By Reece Pelley Last week the Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened to assess the status of Mohammed al-Qahtani, a Saudi national detained for the past 16 years. Al-Qahtani...
July 20, 2018 By Nathan Lewis Every year for the past five years, the Senate has included in its version of the annual defense spending bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a provision that...
June 28, 2018 By Daniel Bergmann The Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened again this Tuesday to hold a hearing on whether detainee Haroon al-Afghani could be cleared for transfer. Al-Afghani has...
May 02, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First praised today’s announcement that the Trump Administration has transferred Guantanamo detainee Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al Darbi to Saudi Arabia, but...

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February 2, 2016

Human Rights First will host an event to discuss the practical steps the administration and Congress should take to close the facility that national security leaders agree undermines national security and is inconsistent with American ideals.

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Factsheet | September 14, 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 | 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...

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