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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...
December 19, 2006
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"Mr. Eliasson's appointment is an important step on the road to a peaceful resolution of the Darfur crisis. It is welcome and we commend it. But to make this appointment a real turning point, the...
December 08, 2006
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WASHINGTON - The American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights First today argued before a federal court that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld should be held accountable for the torture and...
December 06, 2006
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New York, NY – Human Rights First welcomes the release of Cuban activist and independent librarian Héctor Palacios Ruíz on December 6, 2006. Palacios is 65 years old and his health has been...
December 01, 2006
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U.N. Review of Refugee Detention? This month marked the international celebrations of Human Rights Day and International Migrants Day. Here in the United States, when arriving asylum seekers are...



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