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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…

Gitmo Attorneys Respond to Uighur Transfers

December 31, 2013, New York – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) issued the following statement in response to the transfer of the three remaining Uighur detainees from Guantánamo Bay to Slovakia: We are grateful to…

Use New NDAA to Release Cleared Men, Gitmo Attorneys Say

December 26, New York – In response to President Obama’s signing, today, of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement:  

CCR Guantánamo Client Released from Secret Detention in Algeria, Still at Risk

December 18, 2013, New York – Today, attorneys at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)confirmed that their client Djamel Ameziane, a man the U.S. forcibly repatriated to Algeria after nearly twelve years in Guantánamo without…

Leading Gitmo Attorneys Applaud Repatriation of Two Saudi Nationals

December 16, 2013, New York – Today, in response to the transfer of Saad Muhammad Husayn Qahtani and Hamood Abdulla Hamood from Guantánamo to Saudi Arabia over the weekend, the Center for Constitutional Rights issued…

CCR Guantánamo Attorney Comments on NDAA Transfer Restrictions

December 9, 2013, New York – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) released the following statement by CCR Senior Attorney J. Wells Dixon in response to the announcement of a bipartisan agreement in Congress…

CCR Client Forcibly Repatriated

December 5, 2013, New York – Today, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that it has transferred the Center for Constitutional Rights’ client Djamel Ameziane from Guantanamo to Algeria against his will despite his well-founded…