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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...
January 30, 2013 Washington, DC – Tomorrow the Senate Armed Services Committee questions Senator Chuck Hagel about his qualifications to be President Obama’s Secretary of Defense. Human Rights First urges...
January 29, 2013 This is a crosspost from Huffington Post Should defense lawyers in the September 11 terrorism case be allowed to visit the secret camp where their clients are imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay? And if...
January 28, 2013 This is a crosspost from Huffington Post It was another chaotic day at the Guantanamo military commissions. When Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s lawyer started talking this afternoon about his request...

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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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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...
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...

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