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November 09, 2007
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"It’s time for Congress to act to end torture and cruel treatment of detainees by American officials," Maureen Byrnes, Executive Director Human Rights First said today. “Although the Senate voted to...
November 08, 2007
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Harry Shearer has released "Waterboardin', USA", a song featuring such lines as, "Well, it's nothing like surfin, cause you can't get off if you want to," and, "If the tables were turned, we'd feel...
November 08, 2007
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Human Rights First, at the invitation of the Department of Defense, is an official observer at the military commissions held at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Devon Chaffee – a lawyer...
November 06, 2007
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From the New York Times . . .November 5, 2007,Generals Agree: Waterboarding Is TortureBy The Editorial BoardPresident Bush’s nominee for Attorney General, Michael Mukasey, has had trouble deciding...
November 05, 2007
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Now the State Department's top lawyer is sounding like Judge Mukasey and the rest of the torture crowd. Looks like he's subject to the Bush Administration's torture litmus test, too. Here's the...
November 05, 2007
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Despite what defenders of the Bush Administration's torture policies would have you believe, there is no question that waterboarding is torture. For a look at the history of how the U.S. used to...
November 04, 2007
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Pakistani President and Chief of the Armed Forces, General Pervez Musharraf, announced the imposition of a state of emergency on November 3. With immediate effect, the President suspended the...
November 02, 2007
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WATERBOARDING: HYPOTHETICAL OR REAL?What Judge Mukasey Said:“I don’t know what’s involved in the technique. If waterboarding is torture, torture is not constitutional.” --October 18, testimony...
November 02, 2007
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WATERBOARDING: HYPOTHETICAL OR REAL? What Judge Mukasey Said: "I don’t know what’s involved in the technique. If waterboarding is torture, torture is not constitutional." --October 18, testimony...
November 01, 2007
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Update: Detention - ICE Issues new Guidance on Parole of Asylum Seekers On November 6, 2007, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a new directive relating to the parole of “arriving”...

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