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Bahrain's King Hamad, whose Gulf kingdom has been rocked by Shiite-led protests since 2011, has banned protests in Manama with an amendment to a law on public gatherings ahead of …
US law enforcement is quietly applying pressure on telecommunication companies to install technology that would provide them with user data, a strategy likely to expand government surveillance into areas where …
A recently-filed class-action race discrimination lawsuit against the Fox reality show “American Idol” is not about who wins the annual singing contest but who loses.
Bradley Manning, the source of the massive WikiLeaks trove of secret disclosures, faces a possible maximum sentence of 136 years in military jail after he was convicted on Tuesday of …
Women's rights in Afghanistan risk being further undermined in the fragile country's peace process due to entrenched patriarchal attitudes, a United Nations watchdog warned.
As a US military judge decides the fate of former army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning, activists in dozens of cities across the world are calling for the Convening Authority on …
The father of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden said Friday his son has been so vilified by the Obama administration and members of Congress that he is now better …
Prison inmates struggling with severe mental illness make up more than half of those held in solitary confinement across Colorado prisons. Prolonged isolation is known to worsen disorders, yet has …
A Federal Appeals Court in New York has thrown out a previous ban on the enforcement of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) statute allowing the president to impose …
Attorneys for the Electronic Frontier Foundation have sued the Obama administration and are demanding the White House stop the dragnet surveillance programs operated by the National Security Agency.
More than 12,400 inmates across California have been fasting since last Monday, to protest solitary confinement and call for improved prison conditions. The strike, involving roughly two-thirds of the state’s …
A US judge has called for a halt to genital searches at Guantanamo because they violate detainees’ religious values. An order was also issued for detainees weak from the ongoing …
US District Judge Gladys Kessler has rejected a Gitmo detainee’s request to end force-feedings at the facility, saying she would be overstepping her authority in doing so.
Gas chambers could be brought back to life in the state of Missouri, where the attorney general has indicated replacing lethal-injection with the long-forgotten and controversial means of execution before …
Things aren’t getting any better for a 19-year-old video gamer who has been locked up since March for the remarks he made over Facebook. The father of the teen now …
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 10:33

Remembering Iran Air Flight 655

The American USS Vincennes missile cruiser shot down an Iran Air passenger plane Air Base, killing all 290 passenger including 66 children and crew on board.
“We are in the power of no calamity,” wrote physician Sir Thomas Browne, “while death is in our own” power, a sentiment acted upon by former Guantánamo prisoner Adnan Farhan …
A California man facing more than a decade in prison for writing with chalk on public sidewalks has been told he’s barred from discussing the details of his controversial case …
Wednesday, 26 June 2013 09:53

Texas Set to Execute 500th Prisoner

The state of Texas will execute its 500th death-row inmate since the Supreme Court ruled to allow capital punishment in 1976, marking a grim milestone for a state already notorious …
Force-feeding people during a voluntary hunger strike is considered an abuse of the Hippocratic Oath, and medical personnel at Gitmo should not follow orders that violate their ethical principles, psychiatrist …