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Psychologists Aiding CIA Torture (tags)
Obama Declares Venezuelan Democracy a Threat to US National Security (tags)
UN Committee Against Torture Criticizes US Policy (tags)
Palestinian Children in Cages (tags)
1,000 Days and Counting (tags)
Israeli Persecution of Human Rights Lawyer Anas Barghouti (tags)
Appalling Human Rights Abuses in Bahrain (tags)
Commemorating Anti-Torture Day (tags)
Recognition of UAE divorce in the United States (tags)
In 2005, the UAE enacted Federal Law No. 28 to govern matrimonial issues. The provisions of the Law apply to all emirates and cover rules over marriage, divorce, guardianship, maintenance and inheritance. This article addresses recognition by U.S Court of divorce decrees obtained in the UAE.
The Torture of Mumia Abu-Jamal Continues off Death Row --Supporters Demand Transfer (tags)
After being transferred from death row in December, Mumia was put in ‘the hole’ at SCI Mahanoy’s ‘Restrictive Housing Unit,’ where the conditions are actually more restrictive than when he was on death row. Supporters, including the National Lawyers Guild (for whom Mumia serves as Vice President) who has set up an online petition, are calling for his immediate transfer to general population, so that among other things, he will be able to touch his family for this first time in about 30 years.
Gaza: Good News and Bad (tags)
Brutally Isolating Detainees in Israeli Prisons (tags)
America's Appalling Human Rights Record (tags)
Brutal State Terror in Bahrain (tags)
2010 State Department Human Rights Report on Haiti (tags)
Poisoning Mother Earth: Fukushima and America's Gulf (tags)
2010 State Department Human Rights Report on Egypt (tags)
War, Prisons, and Torture in the US & UK --An interview with Richard Haley (tags)
We launched "Stop Isolation" because the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is considering the appeals of four British citizens--Babar Ahmad, Syed Tahla Ahsan, Haroon Rashid Aswat, and Abu Hamza--against extradition to the US to face terrorism charges. The court's long-delayed judgment is expected in the next few months. It will be a landmark in the development of human rights law.
George Bush: Preliminary Indictment for Torture (tags)
The Cuban Five: Victims of US State Terrorism (tags)
Palestinian Detainee Abuse During Operation Cast Lead (tags)
clear evidence of Israeli war crimes
Gazans Denied Medical Care Under Siege (tags)
more evidence of Israeli oppression
Imprisoning Children for Life (tags)
only America and Israel do it
Imprisoning Palestinian Women (tags)
Israel treats men, women and children the same way
Czech president signs Lisbon Treaty/EU Dirty Deal regarding human rights (tags)
With the EU guarantee to the Czech president, that the Czech State should not be exposed to property claims of expelled Germans after World War II, the EU not only implicitly consents with ethnical cleansings, it is also highly hypocritical, since the EU regularly points a finger to human rights violating countries like Sudan, Myanmar and Iran It is high time the EU should look in its own mirror, among else with regard to police abuse, racism and violation of the rights of migrants and real or alleged terrorsuspects
Confronting Human Rights Abuses in US Prisons --an interview with Bret Grote of HRC/Fed Up (tags)
Bret Grote is an investigator and organizer with Human Rights Coalition/Fed Up!, a prisoner rights/prison abolitionist organization based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. HRC/Fed Up! is documenting human rights abuses in Pennsylvania prisons, and using this documentation to fight back. For more information: http://www.thomasmertoncenter.org/fedup/
Doctors Aiding Torture (tags)
MELISSA ROXAS: As Palparan Fails to Break Roxas in Manila, US Legal Team Files Complaint.. (tags)
While former Philippine military leader-turned-lawmaker Jovito Palparan fails to break the credibility of American citizen Melissa Roxas’ testimony that it was the Philippine military that tortured and abducted her last May during a hearing before the Philippine House Committee on Human Rights in Manila, official complaints of torture have already been filed by Roxas’ US legal team with the United Nations in Geneva and United States State Department.
Melissa Roxas Submits Torture Case Before UN in Geneva (tags)
Melissa Roxas Submits Torture Case Before UN in Geneva. Visit Justice for Melissa Roxas Website at http://justiceformelissa.org
MELISSA ROXAS SUBMITS TORTURE CASE BEFORE U.N. IN GENEVA (tags)
Melissa Roxas, the first known American Citizen under President Obama’s presidency to have become a victim of abduction and torture by military agents in the Philippines, filed through her counsel, Arnedo S. Valera, of the Migrant Heritage Commission’s Legal Resources program, her torture claim by way of “An Urgent Appeal and Allegation vs. the Philippine Government, before the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture , Professor Manfred Nowak under the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland . The case was received at the Geneva Office at 4:15 P.M today , July 28, 2009. Among the specific answers in response to the questionnaire on the torture of Melissa C. Roxas, 31 years old, where the dates of May 19 through May 25, 2009 as the date on which the incident of torture occurred; and Kapanikian, La Paz, Tarlac , the Philippines identified as the place of abduction. The victim believes the torture was carried out in a military camp in Nueva Ecija, known as Fort Magsaysay. Fort Magsaysay, about 150 kilometers north of Manila, is the largest military camp of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. It is home to the Army’s 7th Infantry Division. It also named the Special Operations Group (SOG) and those wearing military uniforms as interrogators and torturers.
ICRC's Damning Expose of US Torture (tags)
torture remains policy
The Cuban Five: Imprisoned for opposing Terrorism (tags)
The National Lawyers Guild and several legal and human rights organizations have called on the U.N. Human Rights Committee and the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture to launch a formal investigation of the United States government’s continuing violation of human rights of five political prisoners known as the Cuban Five.
Reviewing Marjorie Cohn's "Cowboy Republic" (tags)
An incisive review of Bush administration crimes.
NLG calls for investigation re: UCLA Campus Police Tasers Student (tags)
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) calls for an independent investigation into the use of a Taser by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Police Department against 23-year-old student Mostafa Tabatabainejad on November 14, 2006. The Guild rejects the use of, and threats to use, Tasers as an excessive use of force and urges an investigation into the incident and UCLA's Taser policy.
A Review of Chalmers Johnson's Nemesis (tags)
A review of how the US is passing from a republic to tyranny
Advice to Democratic-led Congress: to shift US away from contributing to global insecurity (tags)
The first action should be calling upon the UN General Assembly to invoke Article 22 of the Charter of the United Nations to set up an international Tribunal to charge Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld et al for Crimes Against the Peace.
Omissions in the Iraq Study Group Report (tags)
Omissions in the ISG Report are more important than what's in it.
ALTERNATIVE G8 ST Petersburg DECLARATION OF COMMON SECURITY July 14, 2006 (tags)
ALTERNATIVE G8 ST Petersburg DECLARATION OF COMMON SECURITY July 14, 2006
UN Calls for Action on Police Torture in US (tags)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. RECORD OF POLICE TORTURE RAISES CONCERNS FOR UN COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE Committee Members Call for Action on TASERs, Burge Torture Cases
Declaration of Jury of Conscience (tags)
The jury in the World Tribunal in Istanbul concluded that the invasion of Iraq together with the continuing occupation of iraq constitutes a violation of the core obligation of the UN Charter.
Indigenous women and military injustice (tags)
The six cases of rape allegedly committed by military officials that are documented in this report amount to torture and should be investigated as serious human rights violations.
Indigenous women and military injustice (tags)
Unable to obtain justice in Mexico, and failed by other institutions – the civilian public prosecution services and civilian courts - this case, and that of Valentina Rosendo Cantú, another indigenous woman from Guerrero who was reportedly raped by soldiers a few days earlier on 16 February 2002, have been submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR, Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos).
Allegations of abuse dismissed in Guadalajara: reluctance to investigate human rights viol (tags)
Reports received by Amnesty International indicate that the men and women detained were subjected to serious human rights violations, including torture and ill treatment, by members of the different police units, in particular while they were being held at the Jalisco State Public Security Office Dirección General de Seguridad del Estado de Jalisco and the State Public Prosecutor’s Office Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE) in Guadalajara. It has come to Amnesty International’s knowledge that several detainees were coerced, beaten or threatened into making confessions or giving the names of those suspected of having carried out acts of violence.
We're all smiling here.
World Tribunal on Iraq : Final Declaration of the Jury of Conscience (tags)
The World Tribunal on Iraq met in Istanbul from 24-26 June 2005. The principal objective of the WTI is to tell and disseminate the truth about the Iraq War, underscoring the accountability of those responsible and underlining the significance of justice for the Iraqi people. Here is the final declaration of the jury of conscience :
RESOLUTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN THE BASQUE TERRITORY (tags)
Amnesty International reveals pattern of torture in Iraq (tags)
One punishment involved 14 handcuffed, naked male inmates -- when told to open their legs they were beaten upwards, from behind, until they fell on the floor. The American personnel repeated this abuse specifically to injure the prisoner's genital organs.
The Real Butchers of Baghdad: G. W. Bush and His Army of Corporate Mercenaries (tags)
Now the real reason that Bush refused to sign onto the International Court and worked so diligently to evade the Geneva Convention comes to light.
Lawsuit Threatens Bush Presidency --- Media Blackout (tags)
This could be the lawsuit that ends Bush's *illegitimate* presidency!
Open Letter from an Antiterrorist to Mr John Ashcroft, Attorney General of the United Stat (tags)
Open Letter from an Antiterrorist to Mr John Ashcroft, Attorney General of the United States of America
The Invisible (Toll of the Terror War and it's Lies) (tags)
The problem goes beyond religion. A new xenophobia is abroad. In Connecticut, a resident told police that he had heard two "Arabs" talking about anthrax. Whereupon police officers arrested two Pakistani men suspected of having had the conversation at a gas station. They also hauled in an Indian businessman who was minding the station temporarily for his uncle, the owner. The man was held for 18 days and then released without charge or compensation.