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Former Cook Cleared for Transfer After 12 Years at Guantánamo

May 28, 2014, Washington, D.C. – Today, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Senior Attorney Pardiss Kebriaei released the statement below in response to the news that the Obama administration’s Periodic Review Board had approved her…

New Revelations About GITMO “Suicides”, Attorneys for Families of the Deceased Call for International Tribunal To Investigate

May 16, 2014, New York – Today, in response to new revelations published in Harper’s Magazine regarding the deaths of three Guantánamo prisoners in June 2006, the Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents the families…

Spanish Court Refuses to Close Guantánamo Torture Investigation

April 16, 2014, New York – Spain’s Audiencia Nacional is continuing its investigation into the alleged torture of men formerly detained at Guantánamo prison by U.S. officials, despite recent legislative restrictions stating that Spanish courts…

Pacifist yogi or al-Qaida threat? Guantánamo parole board to decide

...Bihani has never been charged with a crime and is the youngest of seven sons to join the jihad in Afghanistan. Now, as the U.S. is extricating itself from Afghanistan, Bihani wants out of Guantánamo…

CCR Gitmo Client Seeks Approval for Release from New Review Board

April 8, 2014, Guantanamo Bay and Washington, DC – Today, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) client Ghaleb Al-Bihani, a Yemeni citizen who has been held without charge at Guantanamo for over 12 years, asked the…

CCR Responds to Senate Intelligence Committee’s Vote to Declassify Parts of Report on CIA Torture Program

April 3, 2014, New York – In response to the Senate Intelligence Committee’s vote to declassify parts of a report that details and condemns the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued…

Former Guantánamo Detainees Urge French Judge to Subpoena Former Guantánamo Commander for Role in Torture

February 26, 2014, Paris, New York, Berlin – Today, supported by the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Berlin-based European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), Nizar Sassi and Mourad Benchellali…

Court Hears Appeal from Former Guantánamo Detainees in Damages Case

February 21, 2014, Washington, DC – A federal appeals court heard argument today on a civil lawsuit brought by six men formerly held at Guantánamo who were wrongly detained and abused while at the prison.…

The Torture That Flourishes From Gitmo to an American Supermax

by Pardiss Kebriaei Since 9/11, the Department of Justice has prosecuted more than 500 terrorism cases, yet there remains scant public understanding of what these federal cases have actually looked like and the impact they have…

Groups Protest 12th Anniversary of Guantánamo

January 11, 2014, Washington, D.C. – Today marks the 12th anniversary of the arrival of the first men to be detained without charge at Guantánamo. Human rights and civil liberties groups gathered opposite the…