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Leading Gitmo Attorneys Applaud Decision to Return Omar Khadr to Canada

September 29, 2012, New York – Today, in response to the decision to return Canadian citizen and Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr to Canada, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Legal Director Baher Azmy issued the following…

Leading Guantanamo Lawyers Welcome Partial Disclosure of Cleared Prisoners

September 21, 2012, New York – In response to the Department of Justice’s release today of the identities of 55 of the 86 Guantanamo prisoners who have been approved for transfer, Center for Constitutional Rights…

The Face of Indefinite Detention

BEFORE he died on Sept. 8, Adnan Farhan Abdul Latif had spent close to 4,000 days and nights in the American prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. He was found unconscious, alone in his…

Adnan Latif – the Face of Indefinite Detention – Dies at Guantánamo

September 11, 2012, New York – The Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement in response to the Defense Department’s announcement today of the death of Adnan Latif at Guantanamo—the ninth man…

CCR Condemns Ninth Shameful and Tragic Death at Guantánamo

September 10, 2012, New York – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) released the following statement in response to the news that a ninth man has died in detention at Guantánamo.

Guantanamo Lawyers Applaud Ruling by D.C. Court

September 6, 2012, New York – In response to today’s ruling by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, rejecting a new set of rules restricting attorney access to Guantanamo, Center for…

EXCLUSIVE: DoD Report Reveals Some Detainees Interrogated While Drugged, Others "Chemically Restrained"

Detainees in custody of the US military were interrogated while drugged with powerful antipsychotic and other medications that "could impair an individual's ability to provide accurate information," according to a declassified Department…

Rights Group Urges Release of Gitmo Prisoners Detained Without Charge

July 11, 2012,  New York – In response to today’s announcement that a former al-Qaeda member has been released from Guantanamo to Sudan, Center for Constitutional Rights Legal Director Baher Azmy issued the following statement:

Supreme Court Rejects Gitmo Appeals, Spelling Potential End to Prisoners’ Legal Fight for Release

The Supreme Court has refused to hear any new Guantánamo appeals even though half of the men being held were cleared for release five years ago.

Leading Gitmo Attorneys Denounce Supreme Court’s Refusal to Hear Cases

June 11, 2012, New York – Today, in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari to the cases of seven Guantánamo detainees who had petitioned the Court for review of decisions by the…