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January 21, 2009
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Read the whole thing:Obama draft order calls for closing Guantanamo BayBy DAVID ESPO, The Associated PressWednesday, January 21, 2009; 12:44 PM WASHINGTON -- The new Obama administration circulated a...
January 21, 2009
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New York, NY - President Obama reportedly plans to order three executive orders that would signal an abrupt departure from the Bush Administration's polices of torture, unjust trials, and prolonged...
January 20, 2009
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Our colleague Gabor Rona is down at Guantanamo this week, in his words “on a trip that should not occur, to a destination that should not exist, to witness events that should not happen.” On an...
January 20, 2009
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  New York, NY - Human Rights First condemns the murders of Russians Stanislav Markelov and Anastasia Baburova. On January 19, Stanislav Markelov, a human rights defender and lawyer was gunned...
January 16, 2009
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Gabor Rona – Human Rights First’s International Legal Director – will be in Cuba to monitor the proceedings and report back on events as they unfold. January 16, 2009: Next week, for the umpteenth...
January 16, 2009
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On Wednesday, Rachel Maddow and Charles Kaiser discussed the deeply flawed Newsweek cover article that justifies "enhanced interrogation" and calls on Obama to continue Bush's policies. At about 8:...
January 16, 2009
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New York -- Human Rights First is deeply concerned by the human suffering and the loss of civilian lives resulting from the continuing violent conflict in the Gaza Strip and Israel. This week nine...
January 15, 2009
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In his confirmation hearing today, Attorney General nominee Eric Holder said clearly that he believes waterboarding is torture, and that other countries would be violating international law if they...
January 15, 2009
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Our colleague Deborah Colson weighs in on a New York Times blog on how the administration’s admission of torture might affect closing Guantanamo and the prosecution of detainees. She rejects...
January 15, 2009
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President and Mrs. Bush appeared on Larry King Live the other night on CNN, where he continued to deny that the U.S. has engaged in torture, and in the process admitted that legal memos were used to...

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