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September 24, 2015 The horrific wrongs of Abu Ghraib, a former prison near Baghdad, came to light when shocking photos surfaced in 2003. Four prisoners who were held and tortured there without being charged with a...
August 25, 2015 New York City – Human Rights First today praised the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for granting a stay of execution in the case of Bernardo Aban Tercero to allow for additional investigation...
August 19, 2015 New York City - Human Rights First today applauded the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) for rightly recognizing the serious due process violations in the case of Bernardo Aban...
August 07, 2015 New York City - Human Rights First today said that the State Department's response to a petition filed in the case of Bernardo Aban Tercero fails to adequately address legitimate claims that...
August 04, 2015 By Katy Naples-Mitchell Bernardo Aban Tercero, a Nicaraguan national, has been on death row in Texas since 2000, when he was convicted of intentional murder during an armed robbery. Texas...
July 29, 2015 New York City – Human Rights First today said that the federal government’s response to its amicus brief filed in a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit case, Jose Luis Munoz Santos v. Linda R...
June 10, 2015 The case to extradite Jose Munoz Santos relies entirely on statements of two witnesses who alleged that their testimony had been obtained by police who tortured them in Mexico. The extradition court...

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Issue Brief | February 01, 2018
When terrorism suspects are captured or arrested, it is important for the United States to learn all that it can from these individuals to prevent future attacks and gain knowledge about terrorist...
Factsheet | October 30, 2017
Download The recent deaths of 4 U.S. service members in Niger have prompted members of Congress to give renewed attention to the scope of war authorities that govern U.S. counterterrorism military...
Amicus Brief | June 01, 2017
The executive branch is attempting to use a military commission, rather than the readily available federal courts, to try Petitioner for involvement in the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 and...
Impact Study | May 08, 2017
During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump pledged to “bring back waterboarding, and a hell of a lot worse.” That was a red line for us.   Immediately after the election, we mobilized our...

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