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April 10, 2008
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NEW YORK, April 10, 2008-- The United States government contributes to violations of fair trial standards in Afghanistan by failing to provide sufficient evidence in the prosecution of former...
April 09, 2008
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Frank Kendall - Human Rights First volunteer consultant - is in Cuba to monitor the proceedings and is reporting back on events as they unfold. He is providing updates of what he observes.Guantánamo...
April 08, 2008
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NEW YORK—Somali women’s rights activist Hawa Aden Mohamed has been selected to receive the prestigious 2008 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award for international human rights defenders, Human...
April 08, 2008
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In their testimonies this morning before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Gen. David Petraeus and Amb. Ryan Crocker implied that refugees and internally displaced Iraqis are or should be...
April 07, 2008
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Newsweek reports that William Haynes, the former general counsel at the Pentagon who had a key role in crafting policies that led to torture and abuse at Guantanamo and beyond, has agreed to be...
April 02, 2008
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That's how John Yoo describes the legal advice he gave to the President. In an 81-page memo, Yoo claimed that executive power in wartime is virtually unlimited and that laws banning torture simply...
April 02, 2008
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Kevin Lanigan is the Director of the Law and Security program at Human Rights First. The following statement is his response to the release of the March 2003 Office of Legal Counsel memo. The release...
April 01, 2008
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Book Details Struggles in U.S. Asylum System Kenyan refugee David Ngaruri Kenney had spent years enduring fear and persecution in his home country. After arriving in the U.S., he was able to...
March 31, 2008
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Several weeks ago, Congress passed a bill that would have prevented the CIA from engaging in torture by applying the Army Field Manual standards of interrogation to all government agencies. A...
March 30, 2008
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Wave of Denials to Stop On March 26, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it would halt denials under the "material support" and "terrorism" bars in cases where waiver...

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