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March 02, 2009
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Big news this morning as documents reveal that the CIA has destroyed 92 videotapes of interrogations, which is many more than had previously been acknowledged. The destruction of tapes could...
February 27, 2009
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Human Rights First has been at the forefront of a national debate over the fitness of federal courts to handle terrorism cases. In May 2008, we released a report, In Pursuit of Justice, written by...
February 27, 2009
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New York, NY - Human Rights First commends the Obama Administration's decision to end Ali Saleh Kahlah al Marri's illegitimate imprisonment without criminal charge for five years as an 'enemy...
February 26, 2009
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On MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show” last night House Speaker Nancy Pelosi supported calls for a "Truth Commission," but emphasized that there should be no immunity in exchange for testimony. Here is...
February 26, 2009
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According to sources close to the case, the Obama Administration appears close to resolving the case of Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, the last “illegal enemy combatant” imprisoned inside the United...
February 26, 2009
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Yesterday, National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair told the House Intelligence Committee that the detention center at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has to be closed because of the...
February 25, 2009
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced today that the Committee will hold a hearing exploring ideas on how to establish a commission to investigate past national security...
February 25, 2009
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President Obama addressed Congress last night, February 24, 2009:To overcome extremism, we must also be vigilant in upholding the values our troops defend – because there is no force in the world...
February 25, 2009
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New York, NY - The release today of the State Department's annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices follows a number of positive steps taken by the Obama administration to begin to remedy the...
February 24, 2009
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A report issued by the Pentagon yesterday concluded that the conditions of confinement at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility comply with the humane-treatment requirements of the Geneva Conventions...

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