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January 30, 2008
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Senator Feinstein just asked Attorney General Michael Mukasey whether private contractors employed by the U.S. government are currently authorized to apply the so-called "enhanced" interrogation...
January 30, 2008
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During his confirmation hearings last October, Attorney General Michael Mukasey refused to say that waterboarding and other obvious forms of torture and cruel treatment were illegal and should never...
January 30, 2008
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WASHINGTON— In response to Attorney General Michael Mukasey’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee today, Elisa Massimino, Washington Director of Human Rights First, issued the following...
January 29, 2008
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Today, the former U.S. intelligence chief confirmed that the United States used the technique known as waterboarding in interrogations. While John Negroponte was likely trying to get the word out...
January 25, 2008
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NEW YORK-The Indonesian Supreme Court’s reinstatement of a guilty verdict in the 2004 murder of human rights activist Munir is a welcome development that should open the door to prosecuting the...
January 25, 2008
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NEW YORK, Jan. 25, 2008—Human Rights First today called on member states of the African Union (AU) to reject Sudan’s reported push to head the regional body, in light of the mass human rights...
January 24, 2008
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NEW YORK -Guatemala's new President Alvaro Colom must take the country in a new direction by addressing past atrocities, protecting human rights defenders, and supporting efforts to end lawlessness,...
January 23, 2008
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New York, January 22, 2008: Widespread and systematic violence in Kenya has claimed at least 650 lives and displaced more than 200,000 people from their homes since the disputed December 27, 2007...
January 21, 2008
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Tallahassee, FL- Retired military leaders will discuss U.S. interrogation policy and the importance of the commander-in-chief setting the highest standards for all U.S. personnel in the treatment of...
January 16, 2008
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NEW YORK, Jan.16, 2008—The Department of Justice’s systematic failure to hold private security contractors operating in Iraq and Afghanistan criminally responsible for acts of excessive violence and...

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