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January 01, 2008
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Material Support Waiver Legislation On December 26, 2007, President Bush signed into law an appropriations bill that included a provision expanding the discretionary authority of the Secretaries...
December 28, 2007
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New York - Emadeddin Baghi, a leading Iranian human rights activist and journalist suffered an apparent heart attack on December 26 while being held in pre-trial detention in Tehran’s Evin Prison. He...
December 27, 2007
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"Human Rights First sends its condolences to the family and friends of Benazir Bhutto and all those killed in today's attacks. Today's assassination is a great tragedy for the people of Pakistan and...
December 21, 2007
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NEW YORK–Today Human Rights First joined with 11 other leading human rights organizations in a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. In the letter, the groups expressed deep concern that the...
December 20, 2007
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Just when you thought the National Review's editors had said all they could say in defense of the Bush Administration's pro-torture policies, they go and outdo themselves. Apparently unconcerned that...
December 20, 2007
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President Bush was asked about the destruction of the CIA torture tapes at this morning's press conference. He said that he'd "reserve judment" on the matter. At this point, is it his judgment that...
December 19, 2007
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Today in the Senate, the man nominated to be Attorney General Mukasey's deputy at the Department of Justice started trying to impress his prospective boss before he'd even gotten the job. Asked if...
December 19, 2007
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From today's New York Times:At least four top White House lawyers took part in discussions with the Central Intelligence Agency between 2003 and 2005 about whether to destroy videotapes showing the...
December 18, 2007
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Looks like the Courts aren't buying the Administration's argument that only the Executive Branch should be looking into the CIA's destruction of the torture tapes. Score one for checks and balances...
December 18, 2007
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NEW YORK – Yesterday’s decision by the Guatemalan Constitutional Court to deny the extradition of former military officials accused of genocide and other crimes is a huge blow to justice, according...

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