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July 05, 2007
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NEW YORK – Human Rights First today sent a letter to senior members of Gordon Brown’s new administration urging them to ensure that an independent and public inquiry into the murder of Patrick...
July 03, 2007
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On June 29, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the appeal of Guantanamo detainees on whether they have a right to challenge their detention in a U.S. court. This decision was a rare reversal of...
July 03, 2007
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Human Rights First calls for the closure of the prison at Guantanamo as a necessary first step to bring U.S. policy back under the rule of law and to restore the capacity of the United States to lead...
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...

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