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ACLU Letter Urges President Obama to Reject Targeted Killings Outside Conflict Zones 28.4.2010 Commondreams.org Newswire

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April 28, 2010

ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to reject his administration's reported authorization of a program under which suspects, including American citizens, can be targeted, hunted and killed far away from any battlefield.

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Iraq: Detainees Describe Torture in Secret Jail 28.4.2010 Commondreams.org Newswire

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April 27, 2010

Human Rights Watch

Detainees in a secret Baghdad detention facility were hung upside-down, deprived of air, kicked, whipped, beaten, given electric shocks, and sodomized, Human Rights Watch said today. Iraq should thoroughly investigate and prosecute all government and security officials responsible, Human Rights Watch said.

Human Rights Watch interviewed 42 of the men in the Al Rusafa Detention Center on April 26, 2010.

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Headlines for April 28, 2010 28.4.2010 Democracy Now!
Goldman Execs Grilled at Senate Hearing, Senate Republicans Block Financial Reform Bill for Consecutive Day, U.S. Coast Guard Mulls "Controlled Burn" of Gulf Oil Slick, BP Opposed Drilling Safety Rules, Hashmi Pleads Guilty on Eve on Terror Trial, Gitmo Hearing Weighs Alleged Torture-Induced Confession, Group Urges U.S. to Probe Journalist Killings in Iraq, Justice Dept. Reviewing Arizona Immigration Law, Site of Mine Tragedy Had Highest Variety of Safety Violations in 2009, Oklahoma Senate Overrides Veto of Anti-Abortion Measures, Appeals Judge Orders University of Wyoming to Allow Ayers Speech, Malcom X Assassin Released on Parole, Obama: "Everything on Table" for Deficit Reduction
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Headlines for April 28, 2010 28.4.2010 Democracy Now!
Goldman Execs Grilled at Senate Hearing, Senate Republicans Block Financial Reform Bill for Consecutive Day, U.S. Coast Guard Mulls "Controlled Burn" of Gulf Oil Slick, BP Opposed Drilling Safety Rules, Hashmi Pleads Guilty on Eve on Terror Trial, Gitmo Hearing Weighs Alleged Torture-Induced Confession, Group Urges U.S. to Probe Journalist Killings in Iraq, Justice Dept. Reviewing Arizona Immigration Law, Site of Mine Tragedy Had Highest Variety of Safety Violations in 2009, Oklahoma Senate Overrides Veto of Anti-Abortion Measures, Appeals Judge Orders University of Wyoming to Allow Ayers Speech, Malcom X Assassin Released on Parole, Obama: "Everything on Table" for Deficit Reduction
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Daphne Eviatar: Omar Khadr hearing, update, April 28, 2010 28.4.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The rulebook for the Military Commissions were just issued last night, after months of commission proceedings without them. Since neither the judge nor the lawyers...
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Iraqis Tortured at Secret Baghdad Prison, says Watchdog 28.4.2010 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Mark Tran

Iraqis held at a secret prison in Baghdad were routinely tortured using whips, electric shocks and rape, according to an investigation by Human Rights Watch.

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Leading U.S. Rights Group Seeks to Intervene in Spanish Court's Investigations into Bush Administrations Torture Program 27.4.2010 Commondreams.org Newswire
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2010 Center for Constitutional Rights Today, the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a motion with Spain's national court (Audencia Nacional) seeking to intervene as a party (Acusación Popular) in the criminal investigation currently pending in Spain into the torture program conducted by the United States during the Bush Administration. Initiated in April of 2009 by Judge Baltasar Garzón, the investigation focuses on the torture and abuse of four former Guantánamo detainees, Hamed Abderrahman Ahmed, Ikassrien Lahcen, Jamiel Abdul Latif Al Banna and Omar Deghaye, each with strong ties to Spa read ...
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Marc McMain Keyser, Fake Anthrax Mailer, Sentenced To Four Years In Prison 27.4.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A 66-year-old Sacramento man who admitted mailing dozens of fake anthrax samples around the country has been sentenced to four years and...
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Hashmi: Finally, a Trial! 26.4.2010 Truthout - All Articles

Tomorrow should be a big day for Syed Fahad Hashmi. After close to three years in solitary confinement in a Federal detention center in New York City, the 29-year-old Queens-born American citizen will finally get his day in court.

He will be charged with conspiracy to provide material support to Al Qaeda.

If he is convicted, he could die behind bars.

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Leverett (MA) Town Meeting Approves Resolution to Welcome Cleared Guantánamo Detainees 26.4.2010 Commondreams.org Newswire

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April 26, 2010

No More Guantánamos

On Saturday, Leverett voters at Town Meeting overwhelmingly approved a resolution welcoming one or two cleared Guantánamo Bay detainees to the community once Congress lifts its current ban. It is the second US municipality to do so. The resolution is identical to one approved on November 4, 2009, by Town Meeting members in nearby Amherst.

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Will Military Commissions Under Obama Differ From the Bush Era? 26.4.2010 CommonDreams.org Headlines
by Spencer Ackerman Starting this week, something will happen that was never supposed to when Barack Obama took the oath of office. A military commission meeting at Guantanamo Bay nearly five months after Obama said the detention facility would cease to exist will hold a pre-trial hearing for Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2002 and accused of throwing a grenade that killed a U.S. soldier. At the end of the hearing, it will likely be possible to tell whether Obama's changes to the military commissions created and advocated by George W. read ...
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Guantanamo: Military Court to Review Canadian's Torture Claim 25.4.2010 Common Dreams: Headlines
by Jane Sutton

MIAMI - A military judge presiding over the first Guantanamo tribunal of the Obama era will seek to determine this week whether U.S. forces tortured a confession from a Canadian accused of murdering an American soldier in Afghanistan.

The judge will decide what evidence can be used against Omar Khadr, 23, one of six prisoners at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo in eastern Cuba that the Obama administration has designated for trial by military tribunal.

The base's detention center currently holds 183 captives.

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Sloan convicted in rock attack, asked to resign PRC post 23.4.2010 ICT - National
GALLUP, N.M. – Throughout much of the trial of New Mexico Public Regulatory Commissioner Carol Sloan in District Court there was testimony how the politician wore the pants in the family possibly forcing her husband, Jamison, into the confidence of Brenda Yazzie who was the alleged victim in a brutal attack by his wife in July 2009.
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Judge Rules Yemeni’s Detention at Guantánamo Based Solely on Torture 23.4.2010 AlterNet
On February 24, as I reported in an article entitled, “The Black Hole of Guantánamo,” Judge Henry H. Kennedy Jr. granted the habeas corpus petition of Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman, a Yemeni who was seized crossing the border from Afghanistan to Pakistan in December 2001. In the absence of the judge’s unclassified opinion explaining [...] ...
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Judge Rules Yemeni’s Detention at Guantánamo Based Solely on Torture 23.4.2010 AlterNet
On February 24, as I reported in an article entitled, “The Black Hole of Guantánamo,” Judge Henry H. Kennedy Jr. granted the habeas corpus petition of Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman, a Yemeni who was seized crossing the border from Afghanistan to Pakistan in December 2001. In the absence of the judge’s unclassified opinion explaining [...] ...
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Sloan convicted in rock attack, asked to resign PRC post 23.4.2010 ICT - National - Southwest
GALLUP, N.M. – Throughout much of the trial of New Mexico Public Regulatory Commissioner Carol Sloan in District Court there was testimony how the politician wore the pants in the family possibly forcing her husband, Jamison, into the confidence of Brenda Yazzie who was the alleged victim in a brutal attack by his wife in July 2009.
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Andy Worthington: Judge Rules Yemeni's Detention at Guantanamo Based Solely on Torture 23.4.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
On February 24, as I reported in an article entitled, "The Black Hole of Guantánamo," Judge Henry H. Kennedy Jr. granted the habeas corpus petition...
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Cliff Schecter: Putting An End To Prison Rape 23.4.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
There is a prison in Texas where 15.7% of the inmates were raped in the preceding year alone. In any country that likes to think of itself as a beacon of freedom, this is outrageous and must be stopped.
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Confronting Prison Rape: Assault Shouldn’t Be a Part of the Sentence 22.4.2010 AlterNet
This was written as a guest post for Feministe is a part of its series on Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “I’ve been raped, physically beaten, extorted, pimped out/sold, intimidated, manipulated, threatened, humiliated, [and] harassed by both officers and inmates,” California prisoner Meagan Calvillo wrote a few years back, in a blunt summary of what happens every [...] ...
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Thor Halvorssen: The Noble Purpose of a Vietnamese Monk 22.4.2010 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Thich Quang Do is a monk and outspoken defender of human rights in Vietnam. I met him in the monastery where he is confined by the government and was detained by policemen upon leaving.
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