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Supreme Court asked to strike down NDAA's indefinite detention clause
The US Supreme Court has been asked to step in and make sure the military cannot detain US citizens indefinitely without charge or trial as guaranteed in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA.

13.12.2012 20:32

Military judge bans the release of CIA torture techniques used against 9/11 suspects
The world may never find out how the US tortured five detainees currently held at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention center: a military judge has decided to go ahead with the government’s request to censor testimonies from Gitmo inmates.

13.12.2012 18:30

Litvinenko worked for 'MI6 and gave Spain intel on Russian Mafia' – widow's lawyer
Former FSB officer Aleksandr Litvinenko, who died in London of polonium poisoning in 2006, worked for the British foreign intelligence service as well aiding Spain in their fight against the Russian mafia, the UK inquest revealed Thursday.

13.12.2012 17:19

Putin on Magnitsky Act: Why do those behind Guantanamo lecture us on human rights?
Vladimir Putin has lashed out at the US’s Magnitsky Act dubbing it “a purely political, unfriendly move.”

13.12.2012 13:56

Clashes erupt in Argentina over verdict in sex slave trial (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Protesters have clashed with police in Buenos Aires after the acquittal of 13 people in a high-profile sex-slavery case that sparked public outrage across the country.

13.12.2012 04:01

LAPD in court for abusing journalist
A long-time journalist is suing the Los Angeles Police Department over the alleged manhandling he says he was subjected to while covering an Occupy protest in LA last year.

11.12.2012 22:07

Pentagon’s secret Guantanamo videos will stay classified
The Justice Department has ruled that the Obama administration does not have to disclose video showing the forced extraction of Guantanamo Bay prison detainees because doing so would be detrimental to national security.

11.12.2012 21:07

Bahrain reduces sentence for human rights activist
A Bahrain appeals court has reduced the prison sentence of prominent human rights activist Nabeel Rajab from three years to two. Human rights groups have long been demanding the release of Rajab.

11.12.2012 18:31

Texas judge halts construction of Keystone XL pipeline
TransCanada has been ordered by a Texas judge to cease construction on part of its controversial Keystone XL pipeline expected to run from Alberta, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

11.12.2012 16:15

Arafat’s widow sets record straight on Russian analysis of husband's body
The widow of iconic Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat strongly denies claims that she has refused a Russian team of experts access to analyze the exhumed remains of her husband for radiation poisoning, she told RT in an exclusive interview.

08.12.2012 01:59

Student's parents file lawsuit after boy strip-searched in school
Chicago Public Schools are facing a lawsuit after a 15-year-old boy said he was strip-searched at a high school while a security guard allegedly touched his genitals in search of drugs.

07.12.2012 20:37

Obama administration considering ways to overturn marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado
New legislation in Washington state went into effect this week that legalizes for the first time in ages the possession of marijuana. Federal law still says otherwise, though, setting up the Justice Department to make some serious determinations.

07.12.2012 17:09

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