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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death for Boston bombing role
May 16, 2015
Chechen immigrant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death by lethal injection on Friday by a federal jury for his role in the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings after 14 hours of deliberations. He will be formally sentenced at a hearing within weeks, during which victims will be able to address hi....... [more]

Poland to make payments to alleged CIA rendition victims
May 15, 2015
The Polish government on Friday processed payments to two terror suspects currently held by the US at Guantanamo Bay. The European Court of Human Rights had imposed a Saturday deadline on Poland to make the reparations. Last July Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri were awarded USD $147,000 and....... [more]

US House approves bill to eliminate phone data collection
May 15, 2015
The US House of Representatives on Wednesday approves the USA Freedom Act, which would end the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass collection of Americans' phone data. The measure, approved by a vote of 338 to 88, largely extends the USA Patriot Act that was set to expire on June 3. Under the mea....... [more]

Obama calls for elimination of phone data collection
May 13, 2015
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for a rewrite of the Patriot Act, including elimination of the National Security Agency (NSA) phone data collection program. Obama's call follows a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which found that the Act does not authorize th....... [more]

Federal appeals court finds NSA mass surveillance not authorized under Patriot Act
May 7, 2015
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Thursday that the Patriot Act does not authorize the National Security Agency (NSA) to collect millions of Americans' phone records. The court found that section 215 of the act did not preclude judicial review and remanded the case for further con....... [more]

House bill proposes tying human rights to removal of sanctions against Cuba
April 17, 2015
A bill was introduced in the US House of Representatives on Wednesday proposing to tie any further removal of sanctions against Cuba to the nation's human rights record. The measure, titled The Cuban Human Rights Act of 2015 and introduced by Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey, comes in the w....... [more]

Amnesty: Boko Haram has abducted at least 2,000 women since 2014
April 15, 2015
Boko Haram has abducted at least 2,000 women and girls in Nigeria since the start of 2014, Amnesty International (AI) said Monday in a new report detailing the extreme violence and crimes against humanity committed by the group. The 90-page report is entitled: "'Our job is to Shoot, Slaughter and Ki....... [more]

France lawmakers debates controversial surveillance bill
April 13, 2015
The French Parliament on Monday debated a bill that would give French intelligence services more powers to bug and track potential terrorists in France. The bill would require Internet companies to monitor suspicious behavior. Internet companies are concerned that the legislation could deter clients....... [more]

UN rights chief criticizes Malaysia anti-terrorism law
April 10, 2015
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Thursday criticized Malaysia's proposed anti-terrorism law, known as the Prevention of Terrorism Act. Zeid said that the proposed law threatens freedom of expression and would breach international human rights obligations. The act woul....... [more]

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev convicted in Boston Marathon bombing case
April 9, 2015
Chechen immigrant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Wednesday on 30 federal charges relating to the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The attack, supposedly meant to punish America for perceived harm against Muslims, was perpetrated by Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, who together placed two pr....... [more]

Malaysia lawmakers approve detention without trial with new anti-terror bill
April 7, 2015
Malaysian lawmakers approved detention without trial in a new anti-terror bill that passed on Tuesday, but human rights groups criticize the bill as a giant step backwards for human rights in the country. The Prevention of Terrorism Act was passed by the country's Parliament with a 79-60 vote. If ap....... [more]




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