The Pentagon posted on their website a hearing date for another detainee to be permitted to plead for his release.
On 21 July 2016, Omar Mohammed Ali Al-Rammah, will be given an opportunity formally to request repatriation to his home country (Yemen — which would almost certainly not be granted) or transfer to a third country. The hearing is called a “Periodic Review Board” or “PRB“.
al Rammah, who is alleged to be a member of al Qaeda, is suspected to have played a major role in “al-Qaida linked plans to conduct explosives operations in Georgia and Chechnya” in the Republic of Georgia. (Per a JTF-GTMO memorandum from 2008). That 2008 memorandum noted that al Rammah was at that time a high risk (as he was “likely to pose a threat to the US, its interests, and allies”), a medium threat from a detention perspective, and of medium intelligence value.
It is hoped that the Pentagon will permit me to observe the al-Rammah hearing.