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October 30, 2007
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"Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey’s continued insistence that questions about waterboarding are 'hypothetical' -- and therefore he can't answer them -- is disingenuous," said Maureen Byrnes,...
October 29, 2007
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Statement by Human Rights First Executive Director Maureen Byrnes: When Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned in August, Human Rights First welcomed the development as an opportunity for the...
October 28, 2007
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NEW YORK— Human Rights First urged the Thai government to ensure that more than 300 Malay Muslims from southern Thailand detained in army “vocational training” camps are either charged under the...
October 26, 2007
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Marty Lederman offers a 5-point plan for Judge Mukasey to win Senate confirmation . . . and respect for doing the right thing by renouncing waterboarding. Meanwhile, the New York Times reports that...
October 26, 2007
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Here's the letter. And here's the rundown of the goods the Judiciary Committee Chairman is asking for:1. Please produce any and all Department of Justice directives, memoranda, and/or...
October 26, 2007
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From the New York Times:Rudolph W. Giuliani’s statement on Wednesday that he was uncertain whetherwaterboarding, a simulated drowning technique, was torture drew a sharp rebuke yesterday from Senator...
October 25, 2007
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Check out this piece from Professor Jonathan Turley in yesterday's L.A. Times. Turley argues that Judge Mukasey's evasive responses on waterboarding should prompt Senators to vote no on his...
October 25, 2007
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Yesterday, Rudy Giuliani said he didn't know whether waterboarding is torture.Rudolph W. Giuliani told a group of Iowans on Wednesday night that he favors the “aggressive questioning” of terrorists...
October 24, 2007
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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice acknowledged today that the U.S. mishandled the case of a Canadian engineer who was seized by U.S. officials and taken to Syria to be tortured."We do not think...
October 24, 2007
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Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee ask Judge Mukasey to answer once and for all whether waterboarding is illegal.

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