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June 13, 2013 Thirteen years after the USS Cole was bombed by an approaching vessel in the Yemen port of Aden, a military commission in Guantanamo Bay is trying to figure out if the act constituted...
June 12, 2013 Does an accused man have the right to hear classified evidence he already knows, when it's directly relevant to whether he'll be put to death? Not in a U.S. military commission, according to...
May 31, 2013 Washington, D.C. – In response to today’s report in Fox News that the Obama Administration is exploring transferring a detainee to the United States for trial in a military commission, Human...
May 06, 2013 This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post It was late last Friday afternoon when Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Adam Harun, also known as "Spin Ghul", was led into an imposing federal courtroom in...
April 25, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today said it is not surprising that accused Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was interrogated for 16 hours before receiving his Miranda rights and...
April 24, 2013 Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) pushed hard earlier this week to classify Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as an enemy combatant. But this debate is over: Tsarnaev is an American citizen who confessed that he...
April 22, 2013 Federal prosecutors charged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev today with one count of “using a weapon of mass destruction” and one count of “malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device...

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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...
Letter | April 23, 2018
Dear Senator: As retired general and flag officers of the United States military, we write to express our profound concern about the nomination of Gina Haspel to be Director of the Central...
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...