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GuantanamoThursday, October 1, 2015

Letter to House of Representatives Urges ‘No’ Vote on NDAA Conference Bill

Letter to House of Representatives Urges ‘No’ Vote on NDAA Conference Bill September 30, 2015 Vote “NO” on the Conference Report for H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 NDAA Would Block Closure of the Guantanamo Detention Facility and Continue Indefinite Detention Without Charge or Trial Dear Representative: The undersigned human rights, civil liberties, national security, and religious organizations write to strongly urge you to vote “NO” on final passage of the conference report for H.R. 1735, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (NDAA). The harmful and unwarranted transfer restrictions in the bill could block the closing of the Guantanamo detention facility and continue the practice of indefinite detention without charge or trial. We ask you to vote… Read More ›

GuantanamoThursday, October 1, 2015

NSN Cosign Letter on NDAA Cited in Hill Article

NSN Cosign Letter on NDAA Cited in Hill Article October 1, 2015 | THE HILL A group of 14 human rights, civil liberties, national security and religious nonprofits is urging lawmakers to vote against the defense policy bill before them Thursday because it would keep the Guantanamo Bay military facility open for another year. “The harmful and unwarranted transfer restrictions in the bill could block the closing off the Guantanamo detention facility and continue the practice of indefinite detention without charge or trial,” the groups wrote in a letter to representatives. “We ask you to vote again final passage of the bill.” The House is scheduled to vote on the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act on Thursday…The bill would also make it slightly more difficult to… Read More ›

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