Sami al Hajj, a Sudanese cameraman for the television station al-Jazeera, has been released from Guantanamo. He was held by the U.S government. without charge for over 6 years. Sami al Hajj has said that while in U.S. custody he was subjected to a range of torture and ill-treatment, including beatings and denial of prescribed medication for cancer. Amnesty International volunteers worldwide have written letters to U.S. authorities on behalf of Sami al Hajj, and AIUSA Local Groups 48 (Portland, OR) and 74 (Garden City, NY) "adopted" his case. Many thanks to all who wrote for Sami al Hajj. »Watch a video of Sami al Hajj post-release
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As Brazil finalizes the preparations for Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Olympic Games in August, there is a high risk of increasing human rights violations in the context of public security operations. The organizers have failed to meet the promised conditions, and human rights violations in the context of public security operations are still taking place.
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