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June 18, 2010
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Washington, DC Human Rights First today urged members of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan to advocate policies designed to minimize the risk of harm to civilians and to...
June 17, 2010
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In the lead-up to World Refugee Day this Sunday, the UN refugee agency released new figures. There are 15 million refugees fleeing persecution worldwide. Over 40 million including internally...
June 17, 2010
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Retired Brigadier General David Irvine came out strongly against the campaign rhetoric of two Senate candidates in Utah, in an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune today. He places this rhetoric within the...
June 17, 2010
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Washington, DC Ahead of this weekend's World Refugee Day, Human Rights First is urging passage of legislation to fix the flawed laws and policies that now undermine the United States' commitment to...
June 16, 2010
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The Supreme Court’s refusal this week to hear the claims of Maher Arar, a Canadian sent to Syria to be interrogated under torture in 2002, is appropriately being condemned as another example of the U...
June 16, 2010
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Cross-posted at The Huffington Post Last week, U.S. District Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr. released a forceful 36-page opinion in the case of a Guantanamo detainee that would ordinarily be shocking....
June 15, 2010
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The State Department has called for a transparent investigation into the death of Khaled Mohamed Saeed. He is the 28 year-old who was dragged out of an Internet cafe in Alexandria, Egypt last week...
June 15, 2010
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This week Egypt is in focus, with the brutal murder of Khaled Mohamed Saeed by Egyptian police and the questions involving whether his death will be accounted for.In the midst of that debate, Saad...
June 15, 2010
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The Defense Department stood behind its decision to ban key reporters from future hearings at Guantanamo, reports the Miami Herald today. But it will "consider lifting the coverage ban on these...
June 14, 2010
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In a letter to the Washington Post published yesterday, retired General Charles Krulak emphasized what General Petraeus has also made clear--that Guantanamo has damaged our credibility and...

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