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February 19, 2010
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Cross-posted at Huffington Post. Earlier today, former Attorney General John Ashcroft admitted at a Conservative Political Action Conference that civilian trials for terrorists have “use and utility...
February 19, 2010
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The White House issued a statement following its meeting with human rights defenders in town for the Human Rights Summit, an international meeting organized by Human Rights First and Freedom House....
February 19, 2010
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Washington, DC. Human Rights First welcomed the release of the long-delayed and newly-released report from the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR).  The OPR report...
February 18, 2010
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Human Rights First's Elisa Massimino met with President Obama this morning, along with a group of activists participating in the Human Rights Summit today and tomorrow.Frontline human rights...
February 18, 2010
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Cross-posted at Huffington Post. Buried in a recent Washington Post article is an interesting fact that Harry Shearer points out in a blog on the Huffington Post today: that in at least one recent...
February 18, 2010
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Washington, DC - Frontline human rights defenders from around the globe met today in the Roosevelt Room in the West Wing of the White House with President Obama and senior administration officials to...
February 16, 2010
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In preparation for the Human Rights Summit starting tomorrow, participant Hassan Shire Sheikh posted the blog posted below about the state of freedom of the press in Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan and...
February 16, 2010
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Cross-posted at Huffington Post. A year ago today, Senators Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) sent a letter to the Department of Justice inquiring about the status of the...
February 16, 2010
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Julius Kaggwa, a Ugandan human rights activist campaigning against the anti-homosexuality bill recently introduced in Uganda, analyzes the effects for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (...
February 12, 2010
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It's a double header. As in, double the fear mongering. As I wrote earlier, the former Vice President is going to be on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday. Looks like his daughter Liz Cheney will join...

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