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June 04, 2007
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“Taylor’s trial is significant because it shows that even very powerful figures, including heads of state, can be held accountable for crimes against humanity. These kinds of proceedings, we believe...
June 04, 2007
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"The dismissal of charges against Khadr is further evidence that this jury-rigged system is incapable of delivering justice," said Priti Patel, an associate attorney at Human Rights First, who is at...
May 31, 2007
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Human Rights First expressed deep concern about the apparent suicide of a Saudi Arabian detainee at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. "This latest death was a preventable tragedy," said...
May 16, 2007
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Maureen Byrnes, Executive Director of Human Rights First, released the following statement regarding Republican candidates’ discussion of interrogation techniques in the debate held May 15, 2007 in...
May 04, 2007
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NEW YORK - Maureen Byrnes, executive director of Human Rights First, a New York-based advocacy group, issued the following statement today regarding findings on battlefield ethics in the U.S....
May 03, 2007
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On Monday, April 30, former CIA Director George Tenet published his memoir, At the Center of the Storm. Much of the coverage of the book has focused on Mr. Tenet’s assessment of the CIA’s role...
May 02, 2007
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On Friday, April 27, 2007, DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff signed a statement authorizing USCIS to exempt from the “material support” bar those who provided material support under duress to designated...
May 01, 2007
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New Study Reveals Disparities in Asylum Decisions A new study has comprehensively analyzed the decisions of asylum officers, immigration judges, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the U.S....
April 27, 2007
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In a 2006 report - Command's Responsibility- Human Rights First researchers catalogued the deaths of more than 70 individuals who had been picked up and detained by the U.S. in Iraq and Afghanistan....

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