Sustaining an unpopular regime

By Marina Walker Guevara

In the Philippines, U.S. aid has helped bolster a government whose military is tied to extrajudicial killings

Excerpts from this story referencing "Cheney":

"… sts on behalf of the Philippine government is the office of Vice President Cheney, lobbying records show."We did succeed," said James Pitts, a former Treasu …"

Operation 'targeted killings'

By Yossi Melman

U.S. shows signs of emulating controversial Israeli anti-terrorism policy

Excerpts from this story referencing "operative":

"… irst was the assassination of Ali Qaed Senyan al-Harthi, a senior al Qaeda operative linked to the 2000 terrorist bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen. His jeep (a …"

"… n 1977, Mossad used a Palestinian collaborator to provide Wadia Haddad, an operative of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, with poisoned chocol …"

Gay rights lobby courts lawmakers with cash

By Michael Beckel

Human Rights Campaign lobbies Congress, donates to lawmakers, as it makes case for marriage equality.

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"… year — more than any other group focused on LGBT issues. The Washington, D.C.-based Human Rights Campaign, which is the largest advocacy group focu …"

U.S. points finger, and arms exports, at human rights abusers

By Zach Toombs and R. Jeffrey Smith

The State Department decries repression in the countries where it promotes the purchase of U.S. weaponry.

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"… ds. For example, the government charged eight men—including human rights activist Jean Paul Noel Abdi—with conspiring against the state. The prisoners wer …"

"… on July 27, security officials reportedly took a prominent human rights activist, Mekhlef bin Daham al-Shammary, from his prison cell at the Damman General …"

"… ul assembly in Algiers. In virtually all of the instances, police detained activists participating in protests or marches and held them either in the backs of …"

"… n site or transported them to nearby police precincts. Police released the activists without charges once the protests had subsided … Other human rights con …"

Punishing the wrongfully convicted

By Steve Weinburg

Federal law keeps defendants denied a fair trial – including those who may be innocent – behind bars

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"… nd to be free of searches unless the police show probable cause.Yet a 1996 law has undermined the central protection of the accused—the right of habeas …"

"… or "you have the body") is a writ designed to release a prisoner from an unlawful imprisonment. A prisoner must file a petition for a writ of habeas corp …"

"… became known as the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act. The new law's intent was to bring finality to the criminal justice process by limiting …"

"… on to setting time limits during which a habeas petition can be filed, the law requires federal courts to defer to state court rulings, unless the ruling …"

When criticism becomes a crime

By Joel Simon

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, August 1, 2001 — Imagine you’ve just broken a story about how the president’s cronies, including members of the Sup

Excerpts from this story referencing "judge":

"… ing the trial against you, you can’t argue that your story was true. The judge filing the charges against you is only required to prove that he was offen …"

"… h in jail. When you appeal the conviction to the Supreme Court, one of the judges deciding the case is the same judge who filed the initial charges against …"

"… tion to the Supreme Court, one of the judges deciding the case is the same judge who filed the initial charges against you. The Supreme Court ratifies the …"

"… a one-year suspended prison sentence and was fined $20,000 for insulting a judge. In another 1999 case, charges were brought against Chilean journalist Ale …"