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February 26, 2009
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According to sources close to the case, the Obama Administration appears close to resolving the case of Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, the last “illegal enemy combatant” imprisoned inside the United...
February 26, 2009
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Yesterday, National Intelligence Director Dennis Blair told the House Intelligence Committee that the detention center at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has to be closed because of the...
February 25, 2009
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced today that the Committee will hold a hearing exploring ideas on how to establish a commission to investigate past national security...
February 25, 2009
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President Obama addressed Congress last night, February 24, 2009:To overcome extremism, we must also be vigilant in upholding the values our troops defend – because there is no force in the world...
February 25, 2009
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New York, NY - The release today of the State Department's annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices follows a number of positive steps taken by the Obama administration to begin to remedy the...
February 24, 2009
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A report issued by the Pentagon yesterday concluded that the conditions of confinement at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility comply with the humane-treatment requirements of the Geneva Conventions...
February 24, 2009
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Washington, DC - The Pentagon issued a report yesterday concluding that the conditions of confinement at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility comply with the humane-treatment requirements of the...
February 24, 2009
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New York, NY - Human Rights First is deeply concerned by the Saint Petersburg City Court's ruling against the leading Russian human rights organization Memorial today. The decision allows the...
February 23, 2009
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Our friend retired Major General Tony Taguba in an interview with Salon.com called for a nonpartisan fact-finding commission to provide some degree of accountability for misguided and illegal U.S....
February 23, 2009
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An article in the New York Times this weekend explored several models for a potential investigation into the Bush Administration’s counter-terrorism policies, including torture and secret prisons. In...

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