Partner Beth D. Jacob Obtains Approval for Transfer of Guantanamo Bay Detainee
November 5, 2015

Partner Beth D. Jacob and associate Anne Hawkins are Pro Bono Counsel to Mansoor al Zahari, a Guantánamo Bay prisoner from Yemen. Mansoor was held at Guantanamo for almost 14 years without charge or trial. With the help of Ms. Jacob and Ms. Hawkins, the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board moved Mansoor from the "indefinite" prisoner list - men not charged but not cleared - to the approved-for-transfer category.  According to Al Jazeera, Jacob said, "he was a 'low-level fighter'…Whatever it is [the US] thought he did, it is long past time for him to be released from prison."

To read the full article in Al Jazeera, please click here.

To read about Mansoor in the Miami Herald, please click here