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June 29, 2006
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In a 5-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the President lacked the authority to establish the military commissions and that the commissions violated American military law and the...
June 27, 2006
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New York – On July 15, the Group of Eight (G8) leaders will gather in a Russia that is very different than the one they envisioned in 2002 when they invited it to hold the presidency. Russia is now a...
June 20, 2006
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Dear Colleagues, Today, June 20, is World Refugee Day. The United Nations has designated this day to express solidarity and support for refugees all over the globe. Here in the United States,...
June 20, 2006
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HRF Joins International Coalition to Improve Treatment of Refugees June 20, 2006 – World Refugee Day is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of refugees and to underscore the importance of...
June 16, 2006
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NEW YORK – When the Darfur Peace Agreement was signed on May 5, 2006, it set out a series of milestones and deadlines to guarantee implementation of the ceasefire and establish peace. Today marks the...
June 13, 2006
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Human Rights First condemns the use of force by police to break up a peaceful demonstration of women in Tehran on June 12, 2006. A coalition of hundreds of women and men gathered peacefully in a...
June 10, 2006
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Human Rights First expressed sorrow at the suicide deaths of three detainees held at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. "Loss of life under circumstances like this is a terrible thing,"...
June 08, 2006
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WHAT: Human Rights First will be monitoring the military commission proceedings for Binyam Ahmed Muhammad in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Mr. Muhammad is charged with conspiring with Abu Zubaydah...
June 02, 2006
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Sgt. Cardona had faced a maximum of 3 1/2 years prison time for dereliction of duty and assault, the two counts for which he was found guilty by the military jury yesterday.  The sentence the...
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...

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