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January 29, 2015 Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Loretta Lynch for the office of U.S. Attorney General. If confirmed by the Senate, Lynch will replace current Attorney...
January 27, 2015 In one of his final interviews before leaving his office, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Steve Inskeep of NPR. Much of their conversation focused on the detention center at...
January 09, 2015 New York City - On Friday, a U.S. federal judge in New York City sentenced Sheikh Abu Hamza al Masri to life in prison following his conviction on charges arising from the deadly 1998...
November 04, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praised the Obama Administration’s decision to transfer a military detainee from the Parwan Detention Facility in Afghanistan to the United States where he...
September 23, 2014 New York City – Human Rights First today said that the trial  of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, underscores that justice in terrorism cases is best served in...
September 22, 2014 Warsaw, Poland – Human Rights First’s Elisa Massimino today delivered remarks before the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) during the Human Dimension Implementation meeting....
July 21, 2014 Top News CHILDREN AT THE BORDER On Friday, President Obama will meet with the presidents of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras to discuss the surge in unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-...

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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...
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....