Periodic Review Board (PRB) Project of The Gitmo Observer

Screenshot 2016-07-04 14.11.56The Periodic Review Board (PRB) Project of The Gitmo Observer is discussed on this page:

This project details a critically important process at Guantanamo Bay in which detainees are given an opportunity formally to plead to the U.S. Government that the detainees should be set free from Guantanamo Bay. Detainees may argue that they are not a significant security threat to the national security interests of the U.S., thus possibly paving the way for the detainees to be repatriated to their home countries or transferred to third countries. Many of the detainees have been held at Guantanamo Bay since soon after the prison site was opened in January 2002, with some of them approaching their 15th year being at the remote Caribbean Island prison.

Below is a Chart of Periodic Review Boards that were provided for in 2011 but commenced in 2013. The final 2 “initial reviews” that may occur appear to be set for 7 and 14 July 2016. This chart was prepared by The Gitmo Observer, with information gathered primarily from the Pentagon’s PRB Secretariat website (, with consultation of publicly available information from new sources and NGOs.


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PRB Chart – 3 July 2016



  1. What is the disposition of Abd AL had I also iraqui????????

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  2. The Executive Order & legislation leading to the Periodic Review Boards (PRBs) provides that PRBs are not available “for those detainees against whom charges are pending”.

    I believe that at the moment Guantanamo Bay U.S. Military Commission charges are pending against Abd al Hadi al-Iraqi. Thus, the PRB would not ordinarily be available for him or other similarly situated persons.

    Further information about charges against him are available on this page — A sub-page of that site lists the case with his name attached to it. Many documents are available related to this case.

    1. Thank you for the quick response,the reason I had asked was that my Son Brian J Ouellette was killed May 29 2004 in Afghanistan.I’very been waiting almost 3 years for AL Hadi to come to trial.Thank you John (Jack)Ouellette GOLD STAR FATHER

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