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  1. U.S. appeals court reconsiders Arar suit against Bush officials

    Toronto Star 01/05/2009 - 14:07

    Lawyers for Ottawa computer engineer Maher Arar appeared before a federal appeals court here yesterday, urging it to reinstate a lawsuit against high-ranking officials in the Bush administration responsible for sending him to Syria, where he was tortured... Click…

  2. US diplomat praises Portugal offer on Guantanamo

    Associated Press 01/05/2009 - 14:04

    An offer by Portugal to take in detainees released from Guantanamo Bay will bring the U.S. closer to its goal of closing the offshore military prison, an American diplomat said Thursday... Click Here for full article.

  3. Conyers and Nadler Press Mukasey on Statements Denying Criminal Liability of Bush Officials

    Washington Independent 01/05/2009 - 14:02

    In response to Attorney General Mukasey's statements that Bush administration officials who approved the use of torture shouldn’t be prosecuted and needn’t be pardoned  because they all reasonably believed their actions were lawful, Rep. Conyers and Nadler…

  4. Obama's First 100 Days

    The Village Voice 12/05/2008 - 16:08

    Pressure is building on the new president from his more urgent supporters to begin validating their audacious hopes within his first 100 days. Special heat is on to abolish torture. After all, during Obama's 60 minutes interview on…

  5. Don't Repackage Gitmo!

    The Nation 12/05/2008 - 16:01

    President-elect Obama should be applauded for reiterating his promise to close the prison camp at Guantánamo. It has been a national embarrassment and a symbol of everything the Bush administration has done wrong in the "war on terror":…

  6. UN expert: 100 Guantanamo inmates need new homes

    Associated Press 12/05/2008 - 15:57

    The U.N.'s torture investigator said Thursday that European countries should take in those Guantanamo inmates who cannot be sent home when the U.S.-run prison closes...

  7. Judge orders release of 5 Guantanamo prisoners

    Los Angeles Times 12/05/2008 - 15:55

    A federal judge ruled here for the first time Thursday that the Bush administration had no basis for holding several of its long-term prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and he ordered that five of the Algerian natives go…

  8. Taking the Bush Anti-Terror Legacy to Court

    Time 11/21/2008 - 16:35

    Many civil rights activists hope that the legal efforts will eventually lead to the prosecution of outgoing Administration officials for various offenses allegedly committed in the name of fighting terrorism over the past eight years...

  9. Researchers urge Obama to set up Guantanamo review

    AFP 11/21/2008 - 13:19

    Researchers studying the US war-on-terror military jail at Guantanamo Bay are urging US president-elect Barack Obama to set up a commission to shed light on controversial practices there.

  10. Ex-Haitian strongman sentenced in NYC fraud scheme

    The Associated Press 11/07/2008 - 13:01

    A former Haitian paramilitary leader, Emmaneul Constant, was sentenced Tuesday to at least 12 years in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme that cheated lenders out of $1.7 million.