Michael Ratner at Justice After Bush Panel, Princeton. Photo by Cheryl Biren
11 May 2016

A Tribute To Radical Human Rights Lawyer Michael Ratner

Michael Ratner, the radical attorney who fought around the world to defend human rights over the past 45 years, died on May 11.

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14 Jan 2016

Kept In Guantánamo For Years For Being Yemeni, Ten Captives Released To Oman

With the latest release, Oman has resettled more prisoners from Guantánamo Bay than any other nation. Many were held for years simply for being Yemeni.

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29 Oct 2015

Appeal Filed Over Experimental Prison Units That Restrict Prisoners’ Communications

Communications Management Units (CMUs) place harsh restrictions on prisoners’ ability to communicate with the outside world and on visits with loved ones.

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19 Oct 2015

Will Potter: CMUs Are The Secret Prisons You’ve Never Heard Of Before (VIDEO)

Investigative journalist Will Potter is the only reporter who has been inside a Communications Management Unit, or CMU, a ‘Kafkaesque’ unit in US prisons.

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30 Sep 2015

Art & Resistance With Boots Riley & Ellen Meeropol (VIDEO)

Boots Riley of the Coup, author Ellen Meeropol, & Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Rachel Meeropol on using art & activism to fight repression.

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17 Sep 2015

Lawyer For Guantanamo Inmates Describes Prisoners’ Dreams Of Family, Fresh Air

Omar Shakir, an attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights who has worked on Guantanamo Bay prisoners’ cases, made his first trip to the military prison this month. He shared what struck him most about going to Guantanamo to meet with two prisoners, Ghaleb al-Bihani and Zaher Hamdoun. Shakir described how the men’s faces lit up as they talked about things most humans take for granted, like fresh air, travel, family, and friends.

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14 Sep 2015

Attorneys: U.S. Claims ‘Unchecked Power’ to Keep Gravely Sick Prisoner at Guantanamo

Attorneys for a gravely sick Guantanamo Bay prisoner, who has been on hunger strike for eight and a half years, argue the United States government has “attacked” a federal court’s “Constitutional authority” by claiming “unchecked power” to continue detention and force-feeding. Tariq Ba Odah, a Yemeni prisoner and resident of

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26 Aug 2015

WikiLeaks Attorneys Oppose Diplomatic Retaliation by UK Against Ecuador

Attorneys for WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange and other staff members of the media organization have condemned the United Kingdom’s diplomatic protest against Ecuador for continuing to provide Assange asylum. According to lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights, the United Kingdom has threatened to storm the Ecuadorean Embassy in clear violation of international law.

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17 Aug 2015

Justice Department: Appeals Court Wrong to Revive Lawsuit Brought by Immigrants Abused After 9/11

The Justice Department has requested a federal appeals court revisit and reverse its decision to revive a lawsuit against former Justice Department officials, who allegedly violated the rights of Arab or Muslim immigrants when they were detained in the immediate months after the September 11th terrorist attacks.

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