Guantanamo Periodic Review Board Media Invitation

The Department of Defense will allocate seats for news media at the Polk Building in Crystal City (Arlington, Virginia) on June 23 to cover certain portions of the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board for Omar Khalif Mohammed Abu Baker Mahjour Umar (ISN 695).

Due to limited space available, selection is not guaranteed.

Media desiring to observe the hearing should send their requests via email to All requests must be received no later than 4 p.m. EDT on June 12. Media members should submit their names, positions, sponsoring organization and contact information to the above email address. Multiple names from the same organization may be submitted.

Additional information, including the media ground rules, can be viewed at the Periodic Review Secretariat website at

Note 1: The PRB portion open to press is typically less than 30 minutes.
Note 2: Filming, photography, and audio recordings of the hearing are not permitted.
Note 3: Media selected to attend must arrive at the Crystal Drive Entrance to the Polk Building between 7:45-8 a.m.