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Close Guantanamo

Rather than keeping us safer, the prison at Guantanamo weakens American national security.

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April 10, 2019 By Dalya Kefi In late March, I visited the Guantanamo Bay Military Commissions as an NGO observer. On the docket was United States v. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, et al, a case against five alleged...
February 28, 2019 By Alexa Potter Tuesday morning, I attended the Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing for Guantanamo detainee Sharqawi Abdu Ali Al Hajj, a 44-year-old Yemeni detained since September 2004. But it...
February 06, 2019 By Joy Bagwell This past week, the alleged 9/11 masterminds sat for their 33rd round of pre-trial hearings in the Guantanamo Bay military commissions system. The five defendants—Khalid Sheik...
February 01, 2019 By Alexa Potter This Tuesday morning, the Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing for Guantanamo detainee Said Bin Brahim Bin Umran Bakush. Bakush, a 48-year-old Algerian national who has been...
December 17, 2018 By Joy Bagwell The Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board convened on Tuesday, November 20 to determine whether Hasan Ahmen Guleed, also known as Guled Hassan Duran, should be transferred out of the...
December 17, 2018 On Tuesday the Periodic Review Board held a review of Guantanamo detainee Sanad Ali Yislam Al Kazimi. Al Kazimi refused to participate, however, and a statement from his personal representative...
December 03, 2018 The continuing disarray of the Guantanamo military commissions was on full display earlier this month at the pretrial hearings for the five co-defendants accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks....

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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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