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Jul 8, 2008

A federal judge said Tuesday that those Guantanamo detainees who have been held the longest likely will be the first to have their cases heard in U.S. District Court, depending on security concerns and their health.

Jul 7, 2008

A federal court strikes another blow against the flimsy process used to justify detentions of 'enemy combatants.'

Jul 6, 2008

In a backstreet of the old Silk Road city of Kashgar, the Chinese government has been spray-painting signs on dusty mud brick walls to warn against what it says is a new enemy -- the Islamic Liberation Party.

Jul 6, 2008

With a month remaining until the opening ceremony of one of the most scrutinized Olympic Games in history, the time has come for Beijing to deliver on seven years of promises and billions of dollars spent.

Jul 2, 2008

Families of two death row convicts received cash compensation for organs harvested from the convicts without prior consent of the families in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, a human rights watchdog said Thursday.

Jul 2, 2008

Some of us have known for years that the US administration's basis for holding prisoners without charge or trial in the "War on Terror" has more to do with a fantasy world in which nonsense masquerades as truth, logic is skewed, and nothing that is uttered remotely resembles evidence that would stand up in a court of law.

Jul 2, 2008

Last month's Supreme Court ruling sets new rules for judges examining habeas corpus challenges from detainees.

Jul 1, 2008

CAMPAIGNERS for human rights held a ‘Jump For Justice’ protest carnival against the Chinese authorities in the run-up to the Beijing Olympics opening in August.

Jul 1, 2008

A group of Chinese human rights lawyers were detained and later put under house arrest by government security officials to prevent them from attending a dinner Sunday hosted by two members of the U.S. Congress.

Jul 1, 2008

In the first case to review the government’s secret evidence for holding a detainee at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a federal appeals court found that accusations against a Muslim from western China held for more than six years were based on bare and unverifiable claims.

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