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NC Anti-Torture Group Releases Extraordinary Rendition Report

01/25/2012

Recently, the NC Stop Torture Now group released a comprehensive report on extraordinary rendition and called upon state officials to stop any such extraordinary rendition flights from operating at the NC Johnston County Airport.

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PHR Participates in International Rally to Urge Closure of Guantánamo

01/13/2012

On January 11, 2012, ten years after the first detainees were brought to Guantánamo, demonstrations took place across the globe to protest the continued existence of the prison camp that has come to symbolize torture and indefinite detention. From Washington DC all the way to San Francisco, across the ocean to London, Paris, and Brussels, hundreds of protestors marched, demonstrated and chanted slogans, demanding justice for the men at Guantánamo.

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Guantánamo 10 Years On and the Future of Indefinite Detention

01/13/2012

[Updated with photos, 1/13/12] Today, January 11, 2012, marks the tenth year of existence of the detention center at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Ten years ago, twenty men arrived there and were held in Camp X-Ray, a temporary camp of open-air 6’x8’ cells made of chain link fence...

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Gay Couple Spared Pain of Deportation Thanks to Prosecutorial Discretion

01/09/2012

When the Obama administration announced that it would encourage the use of prosecutorial discretion to determine which undocumented immigrants should be targeted for deportation, immigrants and advocates were cautiously optimistic. Now, as the first batch of cases to be considered for prosecutorial discretion are making their way through the system, both the benefits of the policy and the challenges to implementing it are coming into focus.

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Ten Years Too Long: Time to Close Guantanamo

01/06/2012

January 11, 2012 marks the ten-year “anniversary” of the first detainees imprisoned at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Today, nearly 170 men remain in Guantanamo--incarcerated without ever having been tried for a crime, yet living in severe conditions and cut off from their families and communities. Many have survived torture and abuse at the hands of their American captors. They do not know when, if ever, they will leave the prison. It is time to close Guantanamo and stop this illegal and immoral practice.

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