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August 02, 2007
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A landmark report released today by two leading human rights groups concludes that U.S. officials who authorize or use “enhanced” interrogation techniques risk violating U.S. law and could face...
August 01, 2007
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Settlement Announced in Hutto Litigation On August 27, the American Civil Liberties Union announced a settlement in the federal lawsuits brought by the ACLU, the ACLU of Texas, the University...
July 31, 2007
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Statement of Betsy Apple, Director of the Crimes Against Humanity program at the New York -based advocacy group Human Rights First, on the adoption of a resolution mandating the deployment of A.U.-U....
July 24, 2007
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NEW YORK – The head of a leading human rights advocacy group welcomed today’s release in Tunisia of Mohamed Abbou. President Ben Ali ordered the release on parole of the human rights defender and...
July 20, 2007
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The following statement can be attributed to Elisa Massimino, Washington Director, Human Rights First: Torture and cruel treatment by U.S. personnel happened, in the first place, because the...
July 05, 2007
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NEW YORK – Human Rights First today sent a letter to senior members of Gordon Brown’s new administration urging them to ensure that an independent and public inquiry into the murder of Patrick...
July 03, 2007
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On June 29, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the appeal of Guantanamo detainees on whether they have a right to challenge their detention in a U.S. court. This decision was a rare reversal of...
July 03, 2007
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Human Rights First calls for the closure of the prison at Guantanamo as a necessary first step to bring U.S. policy back under the rule of law and to restore the capacity of the United States to lead...
July 01, 2007
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GAO Finds Lack of Phone Access for Detainees On July 6, the U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a report entitled “Alien Detention Standards.” GAO had been asked to review U.S....
June 30, 2007
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Iraqi Refugee Crisis On June 19, Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Gordon Smith (R-OR) introduced the Refugee Crisis in Iraq Act, which would provide safe haven in the United States to some of...

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