As USS Cole Trial Shuts Down, Amnesty Calls to End All Military Commissions

The Guantánamo military judge handling the case of the alleged USS Cole bomber halted the trial following months of failed attempts to get three civilian defense attorneys who resigned from the case last year to return. Amnesty International USA’s Security with Human Rights Director, Daphne Eviatar, issued the following statement: “The military commissions at Guantánamo … Continued

Turkey: A dark day for press freedom and for justice as journalists sentenced to life

Following the aggravated life sentences handed down to six defendants, including Nazlı Ilıcak, Ahmet Altan and Mehmet Altan, for “attempting to overthrow the constitutional order”, Gauri van Gulik, Europe Director for Amnesty International, said.

El Salvador: Release of woman jailed for stillbirth must signal end of total abortion ban

The release of a woman forced to spend a decade behind bars in El Salvador after having pregnancy-related complications resulting in stillbirth must open the door for an end to the country’s extreme anti-abortion law, said Amnesty International. Teodora del Carmen Vásquez was freed on Thursday after a court reduced her sentence, but at least … Continued

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