December 30, 2013
by Kyle Webster
The American Airlines and US Airways merger to form the new American Airlines was first announced on February 14, 2013. Talks of this merger, which would form the largest airline in the United States, came on the heals of American Airlines pulling itself out of bankruptcy. The original plan called ...[read more]
November 21, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report on Wednesday entitled "Additional Actions Could Strengthen DHS Efforts to Address Sexual Abuse." The GAO report was initiated in part by government documents that found there were hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse and assault in ...[read more]
August 12, 2013
by Sean Gallagher
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report in July 2012 that explored the rising international use of drones. A previous report issued by the GAO in 2004 specified that that 41 countries owned drones, with 32 attempting to develop new drone technology. By 2012, the GAO ...[read more]
April 4, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Mali junta issued a statement Tuesday accusing rebels in the northern town of Gao of grave human rights violations, particularly the kidnap and rape of local women and girls. Last month the military overthrew President Amadou Toumani Toure and ended 20 years of democracy because they felt ...[read more]
March 18, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On March 18, 2008, the trial began of Chinese human rights activist Hu Jia on charges of inciting subversion of state power. Hu was formally charged in February 2008 after he released letters and recordings alleging that Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng was tortured into confessing to subversion ...[read more]
December 19, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
China's government Friday announced that prominent civil rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng would be sent to prison for three years for violating his probation. Gao's sentence is the first sign that he is still alive since having disappeared 20 months ago, presumably at the hands of the authorities. The ...[read more]
June 27, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Prominent Chinese human rights activist Hu Jia was released from prison on Sunday after serving three years for a subversion conviction. Hu was formally charged in February 2008 and subsequently sentenced to more than three years in prison after he made public letters and recordings from Chinese ...[read more]
March 28, 2011
by Erin Bock
The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances called on the Chinese government Monday to free detained human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, whom they claim is being held in violation of international law. Gao was abducted and detained in February 2009 and has been held in detention ...[read more]
March 28, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski
Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng spoke to a reporter from Reuters Sunday verifying that he is alive and is living in Wutai mountain in China's Shanxi province. Gao, who had been missing for more than a year, said he had been released last year and that he wanted to live a quiet lif... ...[read more]
March 10, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
An international group of human rights lawyers on Tuesday petitioned the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention to condemn to the detention of Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, missing for more than a year. The group is seeking a declaration that Gao's detention is a violation of inter... ...[read more]

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