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June 02, 2006
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NEW YORK – Human Rights First has sent a letter to Secretary-General Kofi Annan urging him to adopt a more comprehensive approach to the humanitarian, human rights, security and political emergencies...
June 02, 2006
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The court martial of Army dog handler Sgt. Santos A. Cardona, which concluded today with a guilty verdict on charges of dereliction of duty and assault, was yet another example of a low-level soldier...
June 01, 2006
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Jury deliberations are still going on at the Cardona court martial.  Meanwhile,   AP reports that, yesterday, Capt. Carolyn Wood was called as a witness in another abuse court martial, this time of...
June 01, 2006
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The military jury found Sgt. Cardona guilty of two of the nine counts against him:  (1) dereliction of duty for failing to handle his dog properly and for authorized purposes, and (2) assault for...
May 31, 2006
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Both prosecution and defense presented closing arguments yesterday and the jury began deliberations, which continue today.  At the March trial of Sgt. Michael Smith, with whom Sgt. Cardona is accused...
May 26, 2006
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Senate Immigration Reform Bill Passes, But Contains Provisions That Put Refugees at Risk The Senate passed the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 (S. 2611) by a vote of 62 to 36 on...
May 26, 2006
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Sometimes, the obvious bears repeating:a court martial like that of Sgt. Santos Cardona, accused of using his military dog to threaten and abuse detainees, is critical to determine individual...
May 26, 2006
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NEW YORK--Human Rights First  is concerned that several provisions in the Senate-passed immigration reform bill will endanger refugees who have fled persecution, putting them at risk of...
May 25, 2006
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The highest-ranking U.S. military officer yet to testify in a detainee abuse case took the witness stand on Wednesday, called by the defense in a case that accuses Army Sgt. Santos Cardona of...
May 25, 2006
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NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights First today announced their response to arguments by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and three other defendants that they are...

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