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September 23, 2013 This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. Witnesses provided more details of the Defense Department's computer mess-ups and confidentiality breaches in the 9/11 hearings on Friday,...
September 19, 2013 Another day of testimony in the 9/11 case at the Guantanamo Bay courtroom revealed a few new nuggets of information about the computer catastrophes at the Office of Military Commissions and...
September 18, 2013 This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. In testimony that revealed one shocking level of incompetence after another, the Chief Defense Counsel for the Guantanamo military commissions...
September 16, 2013 This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. Twelve years after the September 11 attacks and a year and a half after their arraignment, the case of five men accused of masterminding the killings...
September 11, 2013 Twelve years after 9/11, those who planned the attacks have yet to be held accountable for causing the deaths of thousands of innocent civilians. Guantanamo policy is to blame. While the military...
August 29, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Today, in response to news that Nabil Said Hadjarab and Mutia Sadiq Ahmad Sayyab have been transferred from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Algeria,...
August 26, 2013 Files have been lost, computer searches monitored and e-mails "disappeared into the ether" at Guantanamo Bay since January, say lawyers for the five co-defendants in the 9/11 case. One after...

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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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Amicus Brief | May 24, 2019
The Periodic Review Board’s discretionary administrative review of the continued detention of detainees at Guantanamo Bay is inherently limited, deeply flawed, and, under the current administration,...
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...
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 | 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...

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