November 28, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos
Political arrests in China more than doubled in 2006 compared to the previous year, according to a report Wednesday from human rights group Dui Hua. The 2007 Chinese Law Yearbook revealed that the state arrested 604 individuals for endangering state security in 2006, the highest number... ...[read more]
November 28, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos
An Egyptian court sentenced three police officers to seven years in prison late Tuesday for torturing 38-year-old carpenter Nasr Abdullah to death in July. The sentencing is part of the country's recent crackdown on police brutality. Earlier this month, two police officers were sentenced to thre... ...[read more]
November 28, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos
Russian officials said Wednesday that leaders in the country want to replace the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with a formal, binding agreement with the US that will limit the creation of new nuclear weapons. The treaty, which signaled the end of the Cold War, will expire in 2009. ...[read more]
November 14, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos
The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday approved the language of an anti-abortion group's proposed ballot initiative that would amend the Colorado constitution to define a fertilized egg as a person entitled to inalienable rights, equality of justice, and due process of law... ...[read more]
November 14, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos
An FBI investigation has concluded that private security personnel in Iraq shot and killed 14 Iraqi civilians without justification during a September 16 incident in Baghdad, the New York Times reported Wednesday. The investigators found that many as five Blackwater USA guards fired on civilians ...[read more]
November 7, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos
The US Department of Justice filed an appeal in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Tuesday against the dismissal of immigration fraud charges against anti-Castro militant Luis Posada Carriles. US District Judge Kathleen Cardone ruled in May that the Carriles' indictment should be dis... ...[read more]
November 7, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos
The US District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit against CACI International, an American military contractor being sued over its alleged involvement in the torture of prisoners at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison. Judge James Robertson did however dismiss... ...[read more]
October 31, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos
Three political leaders in Spain's Basque region, including the president of the region, were ordered to stand trial Tuesday for meeting publicly with members of the Batasuna party to negotiate an ETA ceasefire. The Batasuna party is alleged to be a front for the illegal Basque separatist milita... ...[read more]
October 31, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos
The UK Law Lords ruled Wednesday that the government can continue to impose control orders on terror suspects in lieu of detention, but said that some elements of the orders issued under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005 violate human rights. In a series of decisions- Secretary of State for ...[read more]
October 31, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos
CIA Director Michael Hayden defended the CIA's interrogation tactics Tuesday in the wake of the refusal of US Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey to say whether waterboarding constitutes torture. In an address to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Hayden called the CIA's interrogati... ...[read more]

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