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Center for Constitutional Rights Statement on Latest Legislative Effort to Block Closure of Guantanamo

February 5, 2015 – In advance of today’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Senator Kelly Ayotte's bill to stop transfers from Guantanamo, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement:  

Center for Constitutional Rights Statement on Carter Confirmation Hearing for Defense Secretary

February 4, 2015 — In light of Ashton Carter's confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee today, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement:

GITMO Lawyers: Oman Stable, Peaceful, Culturally Appropriate, Possible Destination for Mass Transfer of Other Cleared Yemenis

January 15, 2015, New York – In response to the news that four Yemenis were transferred from Guantanamo to Oman and one man to Estonia today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement: 

Gitmo Lawyers: Let Transfers Continue Until All Men Who Will Not Be Charged Are Freed

December 31, 2014, New York – In response to the news that five men – three Yemenis and two Tunisians – were transferred from Guantánamo to Kazakhstan yesterday, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued…

Four Afghan Gitmo Prisoners Repatriated

December 20, 2014, New York – In response to the repatriation announced today of four Afghan prisoners, including Shawali Khan, whose case the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) has long worked on with lead counsel…

Gitmo Attorneys Welcome Transfers, Urge Latin America to Accept More Detainees

December 7, 2014, New York – Today, in response to the transfer to Uruguay of six Guantánamo prisoners who have been cleared for release for years, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following…

Gitmo Lawyers: Flurry of Transfers Must Mark Beginning of Guantánamo’s End

November 22, 2014, New York – In response to the transfer of Muhammed Murdi Issa Al-Zahrani this morning, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement:

أول معتقل يمني يفرج عنه من غوانتانامو منذ سنوات

 للنشر                                                                    …

First Yemeni Detainee Released from Gitmo in Years

November 20, New York – In response to the transfer of five men from Guantanamo, including our Yemeni client Abd Al Hakim Ghalib Ahmad Alhag, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement:…

Former Gitmo Detainee: ‘It Is Time to Prosecute Those Responsible for My Torture’

“We tortured some folks,” President Obama said recently. I was one of those folks, and today I am at the United Nations to confront the government responsible for torturing me. It is the first time that…