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April 24, 2013
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) pushed hard earlier this week to classify Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as an enemy combatant. But this debate is over: Tsarnaev is an American citizen who confessed that he...
April 22, 2013
Federal prosecutors charged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev today with one count of “using a weapon of mass destruction” and one count of “malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device...
April 22, 2013
Washington, D.C. – In response to reports that the Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will face federal charges,  Human Rights First’s Daphne Eviatar issued the following statement...
April 11, 2013
So I was supposed to go to Guantanamo Bay next week to observe the pre-trial hearings in the military commission case against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. Al-Nashiri is the alleged mastermind behind the...
April 11, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today called news that officials at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo mishandled more than 500,000 defense attorney emails and appear to be...
April 11, 2013
This is a cross post from The Huffington Post. More than 11 years after Shaker Aamer was first seized from Afghanistan and imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, the now 47-year-old lawful...
April 08, 2013
New York City – Today, following a hearing in the case of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, in a New York federal court, Human Rights First’s Daphne Eviatar issued the following...

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Opinions | March 25, 2014
Op-ed by Daphne Eviatar.  The government’s charges against Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law looked pretty thin. Washington was basically claiming that the Kuwaiti imam had made a...
Letter | December 17, 2013
Human Rights First sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to reject reported proposals to transfer a Russian national detained in Afghanistan to the United States for...
Opinions | October 26, 2013
Op-ed by Don Borelli. Since 9/11, federal courts in the United States have handled hundreds of complex cases related to international terrorism.  At least 67 of those cases have involved...