Guantánamo has become an enduring symbol of injustice in our time.

We’ve been fighting for the detainees held there since the day it opened.

The United States’ detention facility at Guantánamo Bay has held prisoners for over 15 years without charge or trial; most have been tortured and many are extremely isolated and unwell.

President Obama had pledged to close the prison, saying that this potent symbol of War on Terror-era human rights abuses is “not who we are as a country.” But it’s still open, unlawfully holding approximately 41 men. President Trump has now promised to “load it up with some bad dudes.”

We led the fight for access to those held at Guantánamo, and were one of the first organizations allowed inside. We have secured freedom for more than 80 men illegally detained – more than any other law firm or NGO. We currently represent seven men in the prison and provide legal assistance to many more.

Reprieve US Senior Attorney Shelby Sullivan-Bennis works on behalf of seven detainees at the prison, in conjunction with our partner organization Reprieve U.K. and pro bono counsel. You can read more about her work in this piece by the Marshall Project.

We also provide legal, social and psychological support to former detainees and their families through the Life After Guantánamo program, helping them rebuild their lives and live free from official harassment.

Our Guantánamo Work

2018: The end of Guantánamo

Life Afer Guantánamo

Our Guantánamo Cases

Abdul Malik Bajabu

Towfiq Bihani

Ahmed Rabbani

Saifullah Paracha

Haroon Gul

Abdul Latif Nasser

Khalid Qassim

Closed Guantánamo Cases

Mohammed El Gharani

Shaker Aamer

Samir Naji Moqbel

Younous Chekkouri

Emad Hassan

Mohsen Aboassy (aka Abdul al Saleh)

Salman Rabei’i

Guantánamo News

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March 13, 2018

Gina Haspel is not fit to lead the CIA

President Trump has announced that he will nominate Gina Haspel, who previously oversaw a notoriously…
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February 23, 2018

Three stories from Guantánamo

Today, three stories from Guantánamo - the heartwarming, the agonizing, and the vacuous. First, rare…
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February 23, 2018

A truly free man – some rare good news on Guantánamo

On 14th February 2018, Younous was acquitted of all charges in a Moroccan court. After 16 years,…
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February 19, 2018

Trump’s response – Guantánamo detention not indefinite, just indeterminate

The Trump administration has responded to our legal challenge by claiming that detention at Guantánamo is…
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February 16, 2018

Free man in a cage

Guantanamo Bay was supposed to be the end of the line for the ‘worst of…
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February 12, 2018

Roundup: Guantánamo, birthdays on death row, and a thank you to our supporters

Two death row birthdays, our senior staff attorney on the ground in Guantánamo, and a…