For Immediate Release

Human Rights Attorneys to File Major Challenge to Trump Guantánamo Policy

WASHINGTON - Thursday, January 11, 2018 the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and co-counsel will hold a press conference to announce a major court filing challenging the Trump administration’s continued detention of men at Guantánamo without charge or trial. The filing coincides with the 16th anniversary of the opening of the prison.

***All attendees must register to receive a QR code in order to attend.

To register, email chayslett@ccrjustice.org with “press conference” in the subject line.***

 

What: Press conference announcing major court filing challenging Trump’s Guantánamo policy.

When: Thursday, January 11, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

Where: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045

Who: Ambassador Lee Wolosky, former U.S. Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure, current partner at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP[1]

Mark Fallon, former NCIS Deputy Assistant Director for Counterterrorism, who served as the Deputy Commander of the DOD task force President Bush established to bring suspected terrorists to justice before Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay, and author of Unjustifiable Means: The Inside Story of How the CIA, Pentagon and US Government Conspired to Torture

Pardiss Kebriaei, Center for Constitutional Rights Senior Staff Attorney, attorney for Sharqawi Al Hajj.

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