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December 20, 2007
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Just when you thought the National Review's editors had said all they could say in defense of the Bush Administration's pro-torture policies, they go and outdo themselves. Apparently unconcerned that...
December 20, 2007
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President Bush was asked about the destruction of the CIA torture tapes at this morning's press conference. He said that he'd "reserve judment" on the matter. At this point, is it his judgment that...
December 19, 2007
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Today in the Senate, the man nominated to be Attorney General Mukasey's deputy at the Department of Justice started trying to impress his prospective boss before he'd even gotten the job. Asked if...
December 19, 2007
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From today's New York Times:At least four top White House lawyers took part in discussions with the Central Intelligence Agency between 2003 and 2005 about whether to destroy videotapes showing the...
December 18, 2007
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Looks like the Courts aren't buying the Administration's argument that only the Executive Branch should be looking into the CIA's destruction of the torture tapes. Score one for checks and balances...
December 18, 2007
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NEW YORK – Yesterday’s decision by the Guatemalan Constitutional Court to deny the extradition of former military officials accused of genocide and other crimes is a huge blow to justice, according...
December 17, 2007
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From December 9 to 14, Human Rights First Executive Director Maureen Byrnes traveled to Pakistan to get a firsthand view of events on the ground. The following statement is her response to the...
December 17, 2007
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The government of Sudan continues to evade its legal obligations to arrest and surrender two individuals indicted by the International Criminal Court for multiple counts of crimes against humanity...
December 17, 2007
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TEL AVIV – A majority of European governments get a poor grade in their efforts to tackle violent hate crimes, according to Human Rights First’s 2007 Hate Crime Report Card released today at the...
December 14, 2007
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From the Washington Post. 5 Myths About TortureBy Darius RejaliSunday, December 16, 2007; B03So the CIA did indeed torture Abu Zubaida, the first al-Qaeda terrorist suspect to be waterboarded. So...

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