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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...
June 28, 2007
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New York – Dr. José Luis García Paneque and Normando Hernández González, independent journalists imprisoned in Cuba since April 2003, are dangerously ill and should be immediately transferred to a...
June 27, 2007
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The New York Times today published a letter to the editor (below) from HRF in response to a June 25 Op-ED by Col. Morris D. Davis.To the Editor: Col. Morris D. Davis paints a rosy picture of...
June 26, 2007
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NEW YORK — A new law proposed in Thailand that would increase the power of the military over the civilian government, while granting civilian and military officials immunity from prosecution, is “a...
June 19, 2007
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Human Rights First today welcomed “The Refugee Crisis in Iraq Act,” co-sponsored by Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Gordon Smith (R-OR) which would provide safe haven to those Iraqis who are at...
June 18, 2007
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New York, June 18, 2007 - The Syrian government should immediately release seven young activists sentenced to prison yesterday for peacefully discussing and promoting human rights and democracy said...
June 11, 2007
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NEW YORK -- In a severe blow to the Bush administration’s claims of executive power, the federal Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today said it would refuse to “alter the constitutional...
June 06, 2007
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  NEW YORK – Hate crimes are on the rise in many parts of Europe, according to Human Rights First’s 2007 Hate Crimes Survey, a new report examining hate-driven violence in countries from the...
June 05, 2007
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Military Commission Trial ObservationHuman Rights First, at the invitation of the Department of Defense, is an official observer at the military commissions held at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo...



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