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CCR in the News

February 5, 2016

CCR in the News

... Wells Dixon, a lawyer for a prisoner who pleaded guilty in the military commission and is awaiting a chance to testify in the slowly moving Sept. 11 case as part of a plea agreement, welcomed that approach. "I do think as a general matter that if the administration is serious about closing...
February 5, 2016

Blog Post

In a major legal victory for international human rights law, the UN acknowledged the risk of extradition to the United States faced by journalist Julian Assange. This decision marks a significant development in the law of detention, and has enormous consequences not only in Mr. Assange's case, but...
CCR Blog
February 5, 2016

Blog Post

This Saturday will mark 40 years since political prisoner Leonard Peltier was arrested and charged with the deaths of two federal agents on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975. Since that time, new information has come to light about improprieties in the government’s handling of the case, and...
CCR Blog
February 3, 2016

CCR in the News

... “…We believe this goes all the way up to Bill Bratton as Police Commissioner,” said Nahal Damani, advocacy program manager for the Center for Constitutional rights. “It’s under his watch, it’s provision that such things are taking place — and it can not happen without his knowledge and...
February 3, 2016

CCR in the News

... “Our hope is that the democratic process will proceed to move these bills towards passage, just like any other legislation with such significant support,” said Nahal Zamani, Advocacy Program Manager with the Center for Constitutional Rights. “The New York City Council should further advance...

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