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October 02, 2017 On Friday, al Qaeda operative and American citizen Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh was convicted of nine counts, including conspiracy to murder U.S. nationals, conspiracy to use a weapon of mass...
August 30, 2017 By Scott Johnston Michel Foucault wrote about the Panopticon—a central tower in a circular prison—as an effective means of controlling inmates due to one essential factor: the prisoners can never...
August 11, 2017 By Saadia H. Khan Last week I traveled to the U.S. Military Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to observe pretrial hearings in the case against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. As a first-time observer of the...
July 21, 2017 Washington, D.C. – In response to reports that the Trump Administration has brought al Qaeda terror suspect Ali Charaf Damache to the United States to be tried in federal court, rather...
July 14, 2017 By Camille Marrero  Two weeks ago I sat behind glass in a courtroom gallery looking at a defendant seated with his attorneys. Across the room sat a team of prosecutors, a judge, and military...
July 12, 2017 By Scott Johnston and Saadia H. Khan At the beleaguered military commissions in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, setbacks have become the norm. Unfortunately, the agonizingly slow pace of...
July 07, 2017 Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday visited the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Meanwhile, non-governmental organization (NGO) observers were excluded from a hearing in the prison’...

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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 | February 16, 2018
Those eager for swift justice against accused terrorism suspects have at times called for sending suspects to the military commission system in Guantanamo based on fears that suspects may be...
Factsheet | February 14, 2018
Number of individuals convicted of terrorism-related offenses in federal courts since 9/11: 668 Number of district courts where terrorism-related convictions have been secured: 67 Number...
Factsheet | February 14, 2018
Myth: Terrorists have traditionally been tried in military commissions. Fact: Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted more than 660 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11....
Factsheet | February 14, 2018
The Detainees Detainees currently held at Guantánamo: 41. Total number of detainees ever incarcerated at Guantánamo: 780. Detainees released under President Bush: Over 500. Detainees...