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January 29, 2007
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Human Rights First mourns the passing of Rev. Robert Drinan, a former member of our Board of Directors and a giant in the world of human rights. Father Drinan combined a passionate commitment to...
January 29, 2007
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Instead of bringing criminal charges, military commanders chose to reprimand two Special Forces soldiers accused of involvement in the torture and death of Afghan detainees at an army firebase in...
January 23, 2007
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NEW YORK -- In a decision with ominous implications for independent human rights organizations in Russia, the Federal Supreme Court of Russia today denied an appeal of a judicial order to close the...
January 19, 2007
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Human Rights First expressed deep concern that the Defense Department’s proposed rules for military commission trials released today fail to meet fundamental fair trial standards and urged Congress...
January 17, 2007
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Human Rights First welcomes the apology of Charles D. Stimson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs, for his comments that had criticized the role of lawyers who represent...
January 12, 2007
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The administration took a positive step January 11 when it proposed to exempt certain groups of refugees from its "material support" rules, which have barred asylum to anyone who the government says...
January 11, 2007
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The track record of the United States detention program at the Guantanamo Bay naval base can be summed up quite simply: five years, zero convictions. Instead of advancing American security, the...
January 02, 2007
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Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, but his execution was the culmination of a legal process that failed on many levels, including a trial marred...
January 01, 2007
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Material Support Update: Progress for Some Asylum Seekers; Process Still Unknown The administration announced on January 11 a plan to address the impact on asylum seekers and refugees of the "...
December 25, 2006
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Following the early release from prison of Pollycarpus Budihari Priyanto today, Human Rights First expressed outrage that no one has been held accountable for the killing of the leading human rights...



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