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May 31, 2006
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Both prosecution and defense presented closing arguments yesterday and the jury began deliberations, which continue today.  At the March trial of Sgt. Michael Smith, with whom Sgt. Cardona is accused...
May 26, 2006
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Senate Immigration Reform Bill Passes, But Contains Provisions That Put Refugees at Risk The Senate passed the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 (S. 2611) by a vote of 62 to 36 on...
May 26, 2006
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Sometimes, the obvious bears repeating:a court martial like that of Sgt. Santos Cardona, accused of using his military dog to threaten and abuse detainees, is critical to determine individual...
May 26, 2006
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NEW YORK--Human Rights First  is concerned that several provisions in the Senate-passed immigration reform bill will endanger refugees who have fled persecution, putting them at risk of...
May 25, 2006
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The highest-ranking U.S. military officer yet to testify in a detainee abuse case took the witness stand on Wednesday, called by the defense in a case that accuses Army Sgt. Santos Cardona of...
May 25, 2006
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NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights First today announced their response to arguments by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and three other defendants that they are...
May 24, 2006
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There were no surprises in the opening statements at the Cardona court martial today. I admit I had half a hope that the prosecution would pick a different theme for this court martial than the "few...
May 24, 2006
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The prosecution moved a lot more swiftly than had been anticipated and finished its case today.  Dave Dishneau of the AP reports on some of the events from today. Word from Human Rights First...
May 24, 2006
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Human Rights First is honored to have once again co-sponsored the Human Rights Defenders Policy Forum with The Carter Center here in Atlanta. President Carter has outlined a number of issues and...
May 23, 2006
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"Lots of people in the world care if waterboarding happened at Guantanamo. Why should this court martial care?" So asked the presiding Judge, Lieutenant Colonel Paul H. McConnell, of Harvey Volzer...

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