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November 29, 2007
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In tonight's CNN/YouTube debate, a questioner from Seattle made the Republican candidates address torture when he asked this question:Andrew Jones: Hello, gentlemen. I'm Andrew, and I'm a college...
November 29, 2007
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DES MOINES, IA. — Retired Generals and Admirals with backgrounds in combat operations, intelligence, law and medicine will hold individual meetings this weekend in Des Moines with at least seven...
November 21, 2007
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In and excellent piece in the Village Voice, Nat Hentoff explains the current use of "extraordinary rendition," secret prisons, and criminal kidnapping by the United States government and asks the...
November 20, 2007
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DES MOINES, IA. -- Retired generals and admirals with backgrounds in combat operations, intelligence, law and medicine will meet here with presidential candidates in December to discuss U.S....
November 15, 2007
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Here's HRF President Michael Posner's response to Mary Jo White's opinion piece in USA Today. Posner explains why White is wrong in claiming that waterboarding is not clearly illegal.In her defense...
November 15, 2007
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Human Rights First and PEN American Center, commemorating PEN International’s Day of the Imprisoned Writer, today called for the release of imprisoned Cuban journalist Normando Hernández González and...
November 14, 2007
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Philip Giraldi, a former CIA counter-terrorism expert and current fellow at the American Conservative Defense Alliance says the answer to that question is a clear no. In “Inside Track: Torture is...
November 13, 2007
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The New York Daily News reviews a book that details how Saddam Hussein was made to confess to his crimes -- and brought to tears -- without torture. "When we were saying bye, [Saddam Hussein] started...
November 12, 2007
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A new directive issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) last week is expected to make it more difficult for victims of persecution to receive parole from immigration jails in this country...
November 12, 2007
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Seven leading international human rights organizations today demanded that the Iranian authorities immediately set aside the prison sentence against a women’s rights defender, and drop charges...

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