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Former Guantanamo detainee Hicks facing court on assault charges
Australian citizen and former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks made a court appearance on Tuesday in Adelaide on assault charges against his partner. Hicks was accused [Australian report] of assaulting his partner in September of last year and d (More)
Amnesty: Australia using Nauru as 'open-air prison'
Australia is using the island of Nauru as an "open-air prison," putting refugees and asylum seekers through an abusive processing system as a means to prevent immigration, according to a report released by Amnesty International (AI) on Monday. The (More)
UN rights office: Australia must address offshore detention on Nauru
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reiterated previous calls to Australia Friday to end offshore detention on Nauru. The press release notes various reports of violence, sexual assault, degrading trea (More)
Amnesty: Australia must address abuse of child prisoners
Following released footage showing indigenous children being abused while in detention in Australia's Northern Territory, Amnesty International (AI) called upon the Australian government Thursday to alter its current juvenile detention policies. A (More)
Rights organization: Australia democracy principles are eroding
The Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) released a report today urging Australia’s political parties to stop eroding the foundations of Australia’s democracy. The report goes on to say that the foundation of democracy includes an active civ (More)
UN experts find Australia violated rights of former Guantanamo detainee
The Australian government violated the rights of former Guantanamo detainee David Hicks when they continued to detain him after a transfer deal with the US, the UN Human Rights Committee said in a report released Tuesday. Hicks was captured in Af (More)
Poland to make payments to alleged CIA rendition victims
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 (More)
HRW: Canada release of Khadr a 'significant step'
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday said that by releasing Omar Khadr on bail, Canada is taking a "significant step toward ending his ordeal." HRW is urging the Canadian government to rehabilitate Khadr and assist his integration into society. Kh (More)
Canada court rules Khadr may be released on bail
A judge for the Alberta Court of Appeal on Thursday ruled that former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr can be released on bail while he appeals his US war crimes conviction. According to Justice Myra Bielby, the ruling was based on her belief that t (More)
Khadr lawyer requests bail while appeal is processed
A lawyer for former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr asked the Court of Queen's Bench in Edmonton Tuesday to release his client on bail while his US war crimes appeal is being considered. Nathan Whitling argued that his client's appeal is taking too (More)
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