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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…

Former Guantanamo Detainee Addresses UN Committee Against Torture to Ask for U.S. Accountability and Closure of Prison

November 11, 2014, Geneva – Today, Murat Kurnaz, tortured and detained by the U.S. for five years at Kandahar and then Guantanamo, addressed the U.S. government and the members of the Committee Against Torture at…

First Guantánamo Prisoner Cleared to Return Home by Review Board Leaves for Kuwait

November 5, 2014, New York – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) released the following statement in response to the news that Fawzi al Odah was being returned home to Kuwait from Guantanamo after…

First Gitmo Conviction Invalidated By New Ruling, Attorneys Say

August 20, 2014, Washington, D.C. – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and co-counsel Joseph Margulies filed a motion asking the Court of Military Commission Review to vacate former Guantánamo prisoner David Hicks’s conviction…

Important Gitmo Ruling Leaves Future of Military Commissions Uncertain, Say Attorneys

July 14, 2014, Washington, D.C. – In response to today’s en banc ruling by the D.C. Court of Appeals in Al-Bahlul v. United States, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement:

Videotapes of Tortured Gitmo Detainee Should Be Made Public, Attorneys Argue

June 25, 2014, New York – Today, in a case filed on behalf of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), attorneys argued to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals that videotapes of Guantánamo prisoner Mohammed…

Court Finds Abuse of Former Guantánamo Detainees “Standard”, “Foreseeable”

June 10, 2014, Washington, DC – A federal appeals court today dismissed a civil lawsuit brought by six men formerly held at Guantánamo who were wrongly detained and abused while at the prison. The suit,…