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February 12, 2013 This is a crosspost from the Huffington Post. Testimony from the special 9/11 courtroom at Guantanamo Bay this morning confirmed what defense lawyers have been complaining about for...
February 11, 2013 Washington, DC – As President Obama prepares to deliver the State of the Union address, Human Rights First urges him to recommit to the promise of equality and fundamental rights he articulated...
February 11, 2013 This is a crosspost from Huffington Post. The problems of holding the trial of the alleged masterminds of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba were on...
February 06, 2013 I was at Fort Meade this week, monitoring the continuing Guantanamo military commission trial of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who is charged with plotting the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen, which...
February 06, 2013 Washington, DC – Tomorrow, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will have the opportunity to question John Brennan about his qualifications to be the next Director of the Central...
January 31, 2013 This is a crosspost from the Huffington Post Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s lawyer on Thursday morning asked the military commission judge presiding over the trial of the five accused masterminds of the...
January 30, 2013 This is a crosspost from Huffington Post A military commission judge’s attempt to explain Tuesday morning why the 9/11 pre-trial hearing being held at Guantanamo Bay was briefly blacked out...

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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 | October 10, 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 | October 10, 2018
The Basics Detainees: The first detainees arrived at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility on January 11, 2002. Since it opened, 780 detainees have been held there. The Bush Administration...
Factsheet | October 10, 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...
Factsheet | October 10, 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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